Leland Shoemake, Letter


Grab the tissue box because this is absolutely heartbreaking.

A Georgia mom discovered a sweet note her 6-year-old son left for her and her husband before he died from a brain infection. Leland Shoemake passed away Friday after a month-long battle with an amoebic infection. Leland's mom, Amber, shared the note she found on Prayers for Leland Facebook page where she wrote how she came upon it.

"When Tim and I came home for the first time to get him clothes to be buried in, this is the note we found from him on the table in the living room," she wrote. "We have no idea when he wrote it but you can tell he was always a special child. We will love you forever Leland. Sleep tight and don't let the bed bugs bite!"

According to WSB-TV, it's unclear how Leland contracted the lethal amoeba. He had been sick for a month and then entered the hospital two weeks ago. His parents launched a GoFundMe page to help raise money for the hospital costs. Their goal was $10,000, but they far exceeded it. The Shoemake family managed to raise more than $15,000.

"We are so grateful and overwhelmed by the love and support of everyone. Leland was a true blessing," Leland's parents wrote on the GoFundMe page after died. "Our lives revolved around him day and night. Everything is still a blur and still doesn't seem like reality. We are making it somehow. Thank you for everything. And we love each and every one of you."

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Shoemake family.

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