“I’ll Just Go To Heaven and Play Until You Get There…” 4-Year-Old Boy Promises His Mom

Some people may be faced with the hard task of anticipating their death – expecting it and knowing almost exactly when it would come. It’s scarier than most of us can imagine but what’s truly astonishing is how a four-year-old can be so accepting of what was to come.

In 2016, 4-year-old Nolan Scully knew he wasn’t going to be around much longer, but the young chap focused on his faith, not the fact he was living his last moments on earth. Amazingly, he promised to wait for his mother in heaven.

He was a strong cancer warrior who’d fought rhabdomyosarcoma for a year, a rare form of cancer that affects the soft tissue.

He was only 3 years old when he got a terrible diagnosis, and his journey through the unforgiving illness was set in stone on Facebook by his family.
The young boy refused to be sad or hopeless. He refused to give up on life that easily. He had dreams of being a police officer. Like his dad Jonathan, who is a firefighter, his interest was to serve the community.

Thankfully, his dream came true before the illness overcame him. The city’s Police Commissioner paid him a visit while in hospital and swore him in as an honorary police officer.

That’s right: little Nolan was now Sergeant Rollin’ Nolan.

Despite the boy’s strength, his condition was extremely heartbreaking for his family, and his mother needed every ounce of strength she could muster.

Nolan’s faith and courage stood out. He was fearless in the face of death. He went as far as informing her he would wait for her in heaven, and all the while, he was going to play and stay happy.

She later shared a conversation she had with the boy.

Mom: You’re in a lot of pain aren’t you baby?

Nolan: Yeah.

Mom: Poot, this Cancer stuff sucks. You don’t have to fight anymore.

Nolan: (Happily) I DON’T?!! But I will for you mommy.

Mom: No Poot!! Is that what you have been doing? Fighting for mommy?

Nolan: Well DUH!!

Mom: Nolan Ray, what is mommy’s job?

Nolan: To keep me SAFE! (Big grin)

Mom: Honey… I can’t do that anymore here. The only way I can keep you safe is in heaven.

Nolan: Sooooo I’ll just go to Heaven and play until you get there! You’ll come, right?

Mom: Absolutely!! You can’t get rid of Mommy that easy!!

Nolan: Thank you, Mommy!!! I’ll go play with Hunter and Brylee and Henry!!

Nolan was happy to have his mother close all the time, so he could look at her and hold her. She was even given permission to have a quick shower at the hospital, and it was during this shower that her son began to slip away.

When she got back, Nolan was swarmed by medical staff. He was in a comma and his lungs had collapsed.

Overcame with emotion, she jumped on the bed and put her hand on the side of his face. Nolan took a breath and opened his eyes before smiling and saying, ‘I love you, mommy.’

He then went to find eternal peace as she sang him ‘You are My Sunshine’ in his ear.

Later, she shared moments of him on the web. This included a photo of him lying on the bathroom mat outside the shower, something he loved.

In a photo of him saluting in his police uniform, she captioned, “My beautiful little policeman!”

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