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Nurse Fulfills Her Dying Patient's Wish To Adopt Her Only Son. 8 Years Later, The Boy Is Happy and Thriving
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Nurse Fulfills Her Dying Patient's Wish To Adopt Her Only Son. 8 Years Later, The Boy Is Happy and Thriving

Wesley is now a confident and happy 16-year-old who recently got his driver's license.

Cover Image Source: Facebook/Tricia Seaman
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Tricia Seaman had no idea her life was about to take a huge turn when she was nursing her 45-year-old cancer patient, Trish Somers, at UPMC Community Osteopathic Hospital in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Somers—a last-stage patient of a rare vascular cancer known as epithelioid hemangioendothelioma—saw all her hopes crashing down to the ground when she realized her chances of surviving the illness were bleak. As a single mother to her then-8-year-old son Wesley, her life revolved around him. Upon facing the bitter truth of her disease, Somers eventually took the heartbreaking decision to make arrangements for her son in the event of her death as he had no other guardian to care for him.

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Nurse Seaman did her best to console Somers when she learned that her cancer had spread and she only had months to live. However, one afternoon in March 2014, Somers decided that she didn't want to be consoled anymore. She sat upright in her bed and looked at the nurse—whom she'd only known for three weeks—and confided her worries about her only child. "I want you to take care of my son when I die," she pleaded to Seaman.