PUEBLO – Any parent who has lost a child to a terminal illness knows the heartache and the pain involved in the process. In most cases, there isn’t anything you wouldn’t do as a parent to make your child happy and to give them as many good memories as possible in the time that you have left together. It’s a bittersweet experience for everyone involved.
That’s the case for a two-year-old toddler in Pueblo, who wanted to go for a boat ride. His family is doing everything they can to make the most out of the time that their little boy has left.
Little Aiden Fransua suffered brain damage during his birth and his nurse says based on the timeline of his illness, he has roughly six months to live. On Friday, Aiden went for a boat ride at the Arkansas Riverwalk.
The boat ride is a good memory for Aiden and it’s also a good memory for the family and they deserve that too. Anyone who’s lost a child knows that the good memories eventually overpower all of the scary and sad ones. Regardless, it’s heartbreaking.
Now, two-year-old Aiden Fransua can put a check mark next to the boat ride on his bucket list.