Last year, Becket Burge was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, a type of blood cancer that starts in young white blood cells in the bone marrow.
Burge was just 2-years-old when he was diagnosed with Leukemia.
Since he was diagnosed with leukemia last year, Burge has undergone a number of chemotherapy, blood transfusions, platelet transfusions, and countless numbers of hours in the hospital.
But throughout the rough journey of the young fighter, the older sister of Burge, Aubrey, showed him what true love is.
Despite being 14-months older than Burge, the big sister has helped her young brighter in rough times.
Kaitlin Burge, the 28-year-old mother of the 2 beautiful children, said Aubrey is very mature and loves to take care of her small brother.
Kaitlin added Aubrey describes her as her brother’s “Best-Friend”.
Aubrey prefers to stay inside their house in Princeton, Texas, and take care of her little brother.
Earlier this year, Kaitlin took a heartbreaking photograph of Aubrey taking care of Becket as he leans over the toilet.
Kaitlin said Aubrey rubbed the back of Becket and helped him feel better.
After the Becket felt better, Aubrey washed her hands and carried her brother to the couch.
She even asked her parents if she could help them clean the bathroom.
During an interview with Kaitlin, she explained what happened when the picture was taken.
She said, “She didn’t know what was happening, but she knew from experience that when she was sick, we would rub her back and help her through it. She just picked up from experience and took over. She’d rub his back and tell him it was going to be okay, clean his face up and wash his hands for him.”
Kaitlin added, “Right after that happened, she also carried him back to the living room and put him on the couch. She asked me she could clean up the bathroom too, but I told her to go and sit down because that wasn’t her job. She takes it upon herself to help and make sure everything he comes into contact with is clean. She’s another set of eyes.”
Talking about the strong bond of Aubrey and Becket, Kaitlin said, “When I see them together, it makes me happy but at the same time it makes me sad. They have an incredible bond. To this day, they are closer, she always takes care of him. A child that’s four or five years old should be outside playing with their friends. She loves gymnastics and we had to put a stop to that because of the financial burden, it got too expensive with his situation.”
She added, “She should be out doing gymnastics, running around the neighborhood with the kids, playing in the playground, swimming in the pool – but here she is taking care of her brother. They’re very close – they always played together. He’d play dolls with her and she’d play superheroes with him. We encourage her to go outside and do things, but she’d rather have her eyes on him.”
Becket came back to their house from the hospital to celebrate the 5th birthday of her loving sister.
Aubrey, channeling out her being a concerned sister, asked a number of questions about the health of her little brother.
Kaitlin explained “She’s watched a dozen doctors throw a mask over his face, poke and prod him with needles, pump a dozen medications through his body, all while he laid there helplessly. She wasn’t sure what was happening, all she knew was that something was wrong with her brother, her best friend.”
She added, “We explain that he got really sick, this is what happened, it was nothing he ate or did, nothing she did, it can’t be prevented and it’s not going to happen to her. We explained everything to her and got our social worker involved. We’ve been very open with her so any questions that she ever has we talk through it with her, we explain it with Beckett in the room as well. He’ll tell people ‘I have cancer’, he knows what he has. We make sure she’s very supportive and knows it doesn’t make him any different.”
Kaitlin said Becket is now 4-years-old and still has to go through 2 years of Chemo.
Aubrey is still taking care of her younger brother, who is also her best friend.
Thank you, Aubrey! You are the best sister anyone could ask for!