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9YO Succumbs To Cancer After 7-Year Battle | Unable To Live With The Grief, Parents End Their Own Lives

9YO Succumbs To Cancer After 7-Year Battle | Unable To Live With The Grief, Parents End Their Own Lives

Nicu Arava and his wife Vali came to know of their son's illness when he was just 2 years old.

The birth of a child brings a lot of joy to parents. They hope to see them mature and become wonderful adults. With all the dreams and plans of their little ones, no parent can ever think of losing them suddenly. It will break them emotionally and sometimes even leave them feeling aimless and lost. One couple from Romania felt the same after they said goodbye to their son.

According to Mirror Online, Nicu Arava and his wife Vali committed suicide after they realized their nine-year-old son, Cristian Dimitris Arava lost his battle to cancer. He was their only son and everything in their life revolved around him. With unbearable grief, the couple felt like they didn't want to live in a world without Cristian.



 

Their bodies were discovered next to their son by their neighbors at their apartment in the city of Constanta. Prosecutor Sadic Zafer, who investigated the heartbreaking incident stated that the mother was found to have hung herself. After she died, her body was covered in a blanket and kept next to their son. The father, on the other hand, was found hanging in the kitchen. The couple also penned down a 13-page heartbreaking letter detailing the tragedy and how their son had to go through this painful ordeal, according to Metro.



 

The mother also had written about the painful cancer journey of her son on a blog. The investigators revealed that she had written it seven years ago. She expressed the emotions of the couple when they found out about their child's illness. She said that her boy was just two years old when they came to know of the tumor growing in his head. She said that the news was devastating that she felt like giving up on her own life.

"I felt like I was dying myself when I heard the diagnosis. I can't express the pain that two parents feel when finding such terrible news about their child. He was only two years old," wrote the mother on the blog post.

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After the diagnosis, the doctors tried every means to shrink the brain tumor. However, their efforts were all in vain. The tumor kept growing. Soon, the doctors informed the parents that they did not have an option because the tumor was inoperable.

Towards the end of the blog, the distraught mother said she wished her son was lucky enough to have overcome the growing tumor. But with no progress, she stated how scary it was to know that her son could die at any moment. 

"Our only hope that Cristian is a lucky child and the tumor will stop growing is now shattered. The thought that every moment could be fatal, it drives me crazy," wrote the mother, concluding her post, according to Mirror Online.

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Nicu Arava and his wife Vali's world shattered the day they realized their son would not be around too long. Their ending is tragic and depicts the inexplicable pain that a parent can undergo when they see their own blood suffering in front of their eyes. 

References

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/devastated-parents-killed-themselves-next-6781371
https://metro.co.uk/2015/11/06/distraught-parents-kill-themselves-next-to-body-of-son-who-died-of-brain-tumour-5485257/