Grab a box of tissues as this sad story is sure to be a tear jerker when you read it.
Leland Shoemake, was a precious child wanted to leave his parents a lovely from him before he left this world.
The young boy was diagnosed with an illness that he was receiving ongoing treatment for called Balamuthia mandrillaris, a brain-eating amoeba.
After his parents returned home, they found a note which they would remember for the rest of their lives.
His father Tim, went to the boy’s room where he liked to stay and draw while his mother was arranging the room and making preparations for the funeral.
Once he located the note, he ran to his wife with tears in his eyes. The note read:
“To say I was devastated would be an understatement…
For the most extended period, we cried together.”
The parents decided to take the note and put it in a frame and hang it in the living room. The boy had always been different from the others. His mother wrote on Facebook:
“By the time he was a year old, he knew his ABCs, numbers, colors, shapes, and 20 sight words.” We adored him because he was our little nerd. He enjoyed going to school and learning new things. He was a history buff who watched the history channel, the weather channel, documentaries, and anything related to the subject… He had a strong desire to learn.”
He was a special guy who talked to everyone. The mark he left is significant for his parents at this time.
Amber says: “We liked him because he was our little nerd.” He adored school and learning.”
“He was a history buff who watched the history channel, the weather channel, documentaries, and anything related to the subject.”
“He was fascinated by ships like the Titanic and historical events like WWII. He was flawless. Jaws was his favorite movie.”
“Steven Spielberg was his favorite director. Adam Sandler was his favorite actor.”
“He was devoted to his brother and his family.” He was the life of the party at every gathering. His grin is bright enough to light up a metropolis.”
“He was the smartest, kindest, and the most loving little guy that ever lived.”
Our prayers are with the family.