Littlest Heroes: The Corniuk Family
A father’s words….
Four and half years ago, I had a normal life. Two children in school and two ready to start. We get up in the morning, get the older ones ready and off to school and focus on finding ways to get the younger two to stop fighting. I laugh now knowing that I would ever miss that sound.
That was four years ago….then suddenly everything changed. That was when my family’s life changed forever. Our youngest was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). What many people see are the physical changes that the child displays. They rarely think of what this type of diagnosis does to a parent, family, and a home.
No longer do we take for granted that we will see his first day of school, first kiss, or walk across the stage at graduation. While we hope, dream, and wish for these things, they will always be special miracles. Today, I can tell you, with all my heart, I miss the sound of Siberius and his sister fighting.
It is organizations such as The Littlest Heroes that help relieve some of the stress that we, as a family, go through. They allow us to worry less about the gasoline to get to appointments that we have to be at. They help us to make sure that a child that has not been able to eat in three days due to medical issues has the food they want when they finally feel hungry. They help the kids, and the parents, believe in Santa at Christmas time. They give us the ability to get our car out of the parking lot at the hospital where there is no nearby free parking, even though that check from work won’t arrive for another couple of days.
The Littlest Heroes help us buy paper goods. This might sound odd to some people but when you can’t wipe counters off with sponges because of the chance of possibly spreading germs then you realize what a huge burden The Littlest Heroes helps to alleviate. They allow us, as parents, to have gifts for our children to open Christmas morning.
This journey has been difficult, wiping us out financially, making retaining work difficult, and even getting work done when we do have a job with the constant stress, appointments, hospital stays, and so on. In many ways, The Littlest Heroes helps us to focus on our Littlest Hero when he needs us the most. On behalf of my family and myself, I would like to thank everyone involved and let them know that they help more than they will ever know…
Siberius passed in August of 2014.
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