Devastating Ten Weeks That Tore This Australian Family Apart
Two Melbourne boys have been devastatingly left orphaned after losing both their parents to cancer, ten weeks apart.
10-year-old Dylan Watts and his 13-year-old brother, Connor, are now being cared for by their paternal grandparents.
Their mother, 47-year-old Julia Watts, died from breast cancer on March 10. Then, last week, on May 15, their father Jason lost his fight against B-cell lymphoma, according to Mamamia.
Jason's brother Shannon told the Sunday Herald Sun; "Family was everything to them,"
"They taught their children to love one another and look out for each other in life.
"They both only ever looked at beating this nasty, horrible disease, and not once did I hear them say the word death.
"Right down to the last 12 hours of Jason's life, he was telling us that he would be going home in a few days and the cancer wasn't going to beat him."
After marrying in 2002, Jason and Julia have both had constant battles with cancer and been into remission twice. Unfortunately, their cancers kept returning, all while the pair tried to give their growing boys a 'normal' childhood.
"The treatments were done when the boys were at school or elsewhere to avoid disclosure," Shannon told Daily Mail Australia.
"Both parents hoped that the cancers would be cured, but it came back two more times for each of them, finally both succumbed to the disease."
Soon, they will be buried in the same grave.
A Trivia Night is being organised to raise money for Dylan and Connor’s future. Happening at Lady of the Pines Primary School on June 17.