A father battling an aggressive form of cancer spent his final months searching for the perfect foster family to leave his 4-year-old son with.
Nick Rose, 40, died on Jan. 3 after fighting for his life for nine months, but his treatment didn’t stop the cancer from spending from his bones to his lungs. Before he was diagnosed, he had discovered a lump on his collarbone.
While receiving chemotherapy, Rose drew up the strength to ensure that his young son, Logan, would go to a loving home after he was gone. Logan’s mother left not long after he was born.
“Nick tried to stay strong for his son,” his sister, Amy Crompton, said.
Soon after, the chemotherapy had to be stopped after the tumor became infected.
“Nothing came before Logan,” Rose’s friend Aaron Crompton, 24, told Metro UK. “He was in so much pain by the end of it, but Logan was his life.”
Father and son were able to spend one last Christmas together, Crompton said.
“My brother helped with his care, and it was so nice to give Nick and Logan the perfect final Christmas,” she said.
Logan is now living with a foster family in Torquay in the United Kingdom’s Devon county.
Rose’s family and friends set up a GoFundMe page to pay for his memorial service and give the father the “lovely send-off” he deserves. Any leftover funds will go towards school uniforms for Logan.