Dad posts heartbreaking photo of daughter 

Posted By on November 3, 2016


This is not a feel photo or story, and I suspect like me, seeing 4 year-old Jessica Whelan suffering from cancer and in pain in front of her dad is enough to bring tears to the eyes of any parent. For those sheltered from this kind of agony, a social network shared photo like this speaks far more than words. Heart-wrenching.

“This is the true face of cancer,” dad says of his 4-year-old daughter
— CBS: Dad posts heartbreaking photo of daughter to show “reality” of cancer 

I’m so grateful for my family’s health and pray for Katelyn and Drew‘s “Baby Oostra” growing in her mother (yes that is where my thoughts went immediately on seeing this photo). As a father  who has only experiencing a fraction of this kind of helplessness with my daughter many years ago, I can only imagine what pain a father must endure in watching his daughter suffering the pain of cancer. May God be with Jessica and her family.


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  1. lacking in consistency, constancy, or visible order, disconnected; fitful: desultory conversation.
  2. digressing from or unconnected with the main subject; random: a desultory remark.