Carrie Bickmore was brought to tears on The Project on Monday night after being reminded of her late husband Greg Lange’s battle with brain cancer.
The popular TV personality was interviewing mummy-blogger Isabella Darch about her three-year-old son, Bede, who has been bravely battling the disease since infancy, when she broke down.
The 35-year-old couldn’t stop the tears from flowing as Isabella – who was joined by husband Roy – admitted she wanted to give her son ‘the death he deserves’.
‘The tools Bede has fought with isn’t necessarily this arsenal of meds – but the love that we give him and that he gives us,’ Isabella said. ‘And we always say that Bede’s life is a miracle of medicine and love because they’ve fought hand in hand.’
Mum-of-three Isabella made headlines in April with a blog post that revealed her desire to see her son’s life end with some dignity.
Explaining her stance, Isabella told Carrie: ‘Brain cancer can be a horrible, protracted death. I wish that I could give my son the death I want for him. Whoever thought they’d say those words?'
‘Brain cancer is an all-out brutal assault,’ she continued. ‘It’s not a gentle drifting. It’s not a nausea that can be medicated. It takes the core of a person and twists. And I wish I could spare my son that, because he’s phenomenal and he doesn’t deserve it.’
Carrie – who herself lost her beloved husband of five years and father of her son Oliver, now nine, in 2010 after a long battle with the terminal disease – understandably couldn’t contain her emotions as she heard about Isabella’s wish for her baby boy.
Unable to see, walk, speak or eat without a feeding tube, precious little Bede has been given just six months to live.