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9-YO With Terminal Cancer Stays Alive to Meet Newborn Sister: “He Managed to Hang On”
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9-YO With Terminal Cancer Stays Alive to Meet Newborn Sister: “He Managed to Hang On”

"He'd sing just so the baby would be familiar with his voice."

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Bailey Cooper, 9, suffered a remission of lymphoma in 2017 just when his mother, Rachel Cooper, learned she was pregnant. The prognosis for the child wasn't looking well and they were informed that he won't be able to fight the ailment the second time. However, Bradley was determined to live long enough to meet his baby sister, reports RelRules. Bailey was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma in 2016 and after a series of treatments, the doctors were sure that he would survive. However, he had a relapse but was completely elated when he heard the news of his baby sister, reports New York Post.

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His mother told PEOPLE, "When we told him, it completely lifted him. He was completely over the moon." Bailey did not even give up when he learned from his parents in August that year that he won't survive. His father, Lee Copper said, "All he was concerned about was meeting his little sister. Bailey knew something wasn’t right. He could feel it in himself." He added, "We got told the news late August that he wasn’t going to survive. We were told it was days to weeks. We were very open with him. He was taking it in … He was thinking, ‘Oh no, I won’t meet my sister.’ " Bailey told his family from Bristol, UK, that he will try his hardest to stay alive untill he meets his sister whom he named Millie.