When Filip Kwansky turned two years old, his Mum died because of an aggressive form of cancer. Filip and his dad, Piotr, laid her to rest her in their home village of Wadowice, Poland.
Father and son made efforts to reshuffle their lives by moving to the UK. Unknown to them, the trials just began.
Shortly after the family relocated to England, Filip was diagnosed with neurofibromatosis. Luckily, an aggressive and potent round of chemo sent the cancer into remission.
Filip never felt better. He began primary school, but days after his seventh birthday he got a heart shattering news. The cancer back armed to the teeth.
Filip’s body had developed juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia (JMML) – an accumulation of malfunctioning blood cells in the bone marrow – and doctors had little hope for his future.
Two different rounds of chemo failed to knock the cancer into submission. As cancer found its way into Philips large and small intestines, doctors revealed the bad news to Piotr and his son… he would not see next year.
heartbroken , Piotr started to make plans for his son’s funeral. It was during one of these solemn days sitting in the hospital room that Filip asked the question that gave his father Joy for the first time. Piotr expounded ‘He says that I’m his angel that is watching over him here and that his mum will watching over him when he is in heaven. He enquired about the burial and requested to be buried with his mother in Poland so she can care for him in heaven.”
The Kwansky’s did not have the monetary power to raise his wife’s coffin from the ground or purchase the airfare needed to transport his son to Poland. This is where the story gets interesting. A friend Kicked off a crowdfunding campaign for them.
In less than 4 months, the world heard their story and donated an astonishing 369% of the Kwansky’s crowdfunding goal, raising nearly £24,000 to fulfill Filip’s last wish. More than half of those donations came last week alone!
We can’t think of a better ending to this sad story. He will depart this earth feeling Loved by friends, family, and even strangers.
Share with everyone you know. Let’s bless this little family in the little way we can.'
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