Parents Create Wish List for 5-Year-Old Son with 3 Months to Live: 'It Is Finally Time for Him to Relax'
"Our plan is to stop working as much so we can spend everyday with him while he is still in shape to have fun," his parents wrote
Billy Lee of Houston, Texas, was diagnosed with medulloblastoma – a fast growing brain tumor – at three years old.
After multiple surgeries and rounds of chemotherapy, doctors found that the cancer had spread to his spine and estimated that the now 5-year-old has just three months to live, ABC 13 reports.
Billy’s parents, Chris and Kelen Lee, have taken time off from their jobs to focus on helping Billy live out his dreams during the last months of his life.
“[Our] biggest wish would be to cure this, since we can’t, it would be to make him happy,” Chris said.
The family has set up a GoFundMe page “to give him what every kid wants but rarely gets.”
“Our plan is to stop working as much so we can spend everyday with him while he is still in shape to have fun,” his parents wrote. “We will take him to play with all his friends when he wants to. When he asks for toys we will give it to him.”
The goal of their efforts is to make Billy’s final days as “enjoyable and pain-free as possible,” they continued.
“He hears the kids run around outside and it makes him happy,” his father told the news outlet. “He asks we take him outside, but after a couple of minutes, you chase him around, he wears out.”
After years of aggressive cancer treatments, Billy is sensitive to loud noises and bright lights, including sunshine.
This week, his parents posted a photo of Billy sleeping soundly with a teddy bear after a long day at Chuck E. Cheese.
“If there were ever a child that deserves this it is our son Billy,” his parents wrote. “After all of the battles he’s had it is finally time for him to relax.”