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Dying boy combated cancer to to meet unborn sister and named her

He deteriorated quickly and left the last word on last Christmas Eve:  "I want to stay but it's my time to go to become her guardian angel."

Brave Bailey, nine, has fought with cancer bravely to see his newborn sister. 

Image: Bristol Post WS

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Bailey was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, which develops in the network of vessels and glands in the body. By the time it was discovered, it was already in stage three.

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After rounds and rounds of harrowing treatment, Bailey knew he was going to pass away. He started making plans for his own funeral and wanted everyone dressed up in superhero costumes.

But there was one thing he could not leave behind - his unborn sister Millie.

Bailey's mother said: “Doctors said he was going to go before Millie was born. He didn’t. He fought, and on the way to hospital, he said we should call her Millie.'

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“We didn’t think he would last that long, but he was determined to meet Millie. It got to the end of November, and Millie was born.

Bailey got along well with brother.(Image: Bristol Post WS)

"He hugged her and did everything an older brother would do – change her, wash her, sing to her.But the moment after he met her, he began to taper off quickly. He was slipping away.”

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Heartbrokenly, the little boy passed away at last, leaving so much love and optimistic spirit to his family.