‘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.