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Mothers Undying Love For Her Terminal Child Captured Heartwarming Moments Right Up To The End [PHOTOS]

Here is a heartwarming story. Derek Madsen, a 10 year-old boy in California experienced a sudden change in his life during the summer of 2005. He had been diagnosed with neuroblastoma, which was a rare form of cancer commonly found in young children.

Cindy French, his mother, made a lot of sacrifices to support her son throughout his treatment. She even gave up her beauty salon to ensure that she has enough time for him.

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A woman, Renée C. Byer, asked for permission from Derek’s family to document his battle with cancer.

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Derek was a brave boy for his age.

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Cindy did not waver in her decision to support her son throughout his treatment.

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Despite his condition, Derek did not let the disease get him down.

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He still tried to live his life to the fullest.

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Later on, Derek would require a bone marrow extraction.

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The extraction caused him to wake up with pain.

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Despite the pain, his mother was always there for him to make things better.

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Here is a photo of them before Derek was diagnosed with cancer.

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Below is a photo of Derek before his treatment.

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His family were concerned about him and spent as much time as they could with him.

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His mother spent all of her time taking care of him.

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Derek became thinner as the treatment progressed.

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He eventually had to be bound to a wheelchair because he was too weak to walk.

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Even though Derek was getting weaker by the day, Cindy did not stop supporting him.

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Derek continued to receive treatment despite his weakening condition.

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However, his radiation treatments eventually became too much for Derek to overcome.

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In May 2006, he was given a sedative to allow him to pass on peacefully.

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