Sarah Walton did something no mom should ever have to do.
Bury her child.
Little Ellie was only five months old when she diagnosed with a brain tumor 1/3 the size of her head. She had to undergo 28 rounds of chemotherapy and 17 surgeries, but unfortunately Ellie lost her battle to cancer at just 4 years old.
Her family says she is 'Forever4.'
Sarah Walton took to Facebook two months after Ellie's death to share a heartbreaking photo of Ellie's (temporary urn) buckled into her car seat for one last time.
I'll give you a couple minutes to grab some Kleenex after that one...
The photo has received incredible response, all of it either supporting Sarah Walton and her family, or sharing their own similar experiences and how they coped with the loss.
If nothing else, this post is bringing to light that only a shocking 4% of all cancer funding going towards pediatric cancers like Ellie had. There were no trials, drugs, or treatments that were able to help save Ellie's life.
Sarah Walton ends her post with "“This will change baby girl, I will make it change. I never want another mom to feel this way, and I will fight for these other kids so that no other mom has to buckle in ashes of their babies. Because you have always been worth #morethan4.”
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