Today, the 3-year-old Caitlin Soleil Lucas, also known as, “Courageous Caitie” succumbed to the rare disease called juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia or JMML.
The diagnosis came from the group of doctors at the National University Hospital (NUH) in Singapore.
The family flew to Singapore last February 21 where the doctors and their cutting-edge technology were able to identify the disease.
Sadly, despite the doctors and everyone’s wish to make her feel better, The Lord had other plans.
Today, the parents posted the saddest and the most touching message about her on their Facebook page:
You smiled for me always… Now smile for Jesus Caitie #courageouscaitie
Today our daughter has gone to Jesus already.
Caitie’s parents Feliz and Jayjay shared information on their Facebook page few hours she passed away. They kept everyone in the loop by posting photos of her and asking for prayers and well-wishes.
They also documented the last activities they have shared as a family.
Last workbook with mommy yesterday. I will miss you so so much Caitie #courageouscaitie
And, lastly, the family posted their last picture together:
Our last family pic with eyes open and smiling despite running after her breathe.
It is well.
You were awesome my daughter.
Courageous Caitie Fundraising
Initially, the “Courageous Caitie” Facebook Page was set up to provide inspiration to everyone. Furthermore, Caitie’s inspiring journey had captured the hearts of everyone, so the page eventually became a way to send emotional and monetary support to the family.
Ultimately, Courageous Catie’s parents still need donations due to high hospital bills. You may donate in the following ways:
*As seen on their Facebook page*
Jericho Jose S. Lucas
Savings Account: 003520094058
Jericho Jose S. Lucas
Savings Account: 3086 4002 06
Int’l SWIFT code: BOPIPHMM
Jericho Jose S. Lucas / Christine Del Feliz D. Lucas
West ave branch
Checking account 102600000419
Our friends have initiated these online fundraisers for donations from outside the Philippines:
1. Go Fund Me – https://www.gofundme.com/8ssauc3v
2. Generosity – https://www.generosity.com/medical-fundraising/help-for-courageous-caitie–2
I am deeply sad. No words can describe my feelings right now.
But, I admire your family as they remained strong and faithful to the Lord, regardless. You are truly an inspiration.
Our deepest condolences and our prayers go out to you and yours.
Rest In Paradise, Caitie. Your parents are right, that in heaven: “No more wires, no more pokes, no more tears.”