Parents Find 6-Year-Old Son’s Touching Note After His Tragic Death: ‘Still …

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Georgia boy who died from brain infection left goodbye note for parents.

The parents of a 6-year-old Georgia boy who died from an amoebic infection Friday shared a note that he wrote and left for them at their home before he left for the hospital. Leland Shoemake, who was being treated at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta after contracting Balamuthia mandrillaris in his brain, left a note for his parents that read, “Still with you. Tim and Amber Shoemake had just returned to their Pike County home to retrieve burial clothes for their son Leland when they say they found a note, written in red marker, on the living room table. “We have no idea when he wrote it but you can tell he was always a special child,” his mother wrote while sharing a photo of the note on Facebook Monday. Thank you mom and dad.” Amber and Tim Shoemake, Leland’s parents, shared the note with Leland’s supporters on the Facebook page “Prayers for Leland.” They found it after returning home to pick out clothes for his funeral. “We were in shock and broke down as soon as we saw it,” Amber told ABC News. “He was amazing in life and still is after his passing.

He touched everyone he met and we are amazed at how many lives he’s touched since he left us.” Leland was in first grade at Pike County Primary School and had been sick for nearly a month. I never imagined that would be the thing that would take him from me,” Amber wrote in a Facebook post. “He was my world.” She added that Leland enjoyed watching History (the TV channel), was an Adam Sandler fan and loved facts pertaining to WWII. He was smart from day one,” she went on while describing his short life with all of his hobbies and adventures. “My whole life this has been my only fear and it came true.

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