There’s quite literally nothing harder to deal with than losing a loved one. It eats you up inside and the fallout after they pass can be a time of immense emotional uncertainty.
Yet, Arrow star Colton Haynes has showcased his mother’s bravery and determination in an Instagram post that’s defs going to make you cry.
The 29-year-old posted a photo of his Mum in a hospital bed and gave fans an insight into his mother’s tenacity and spirit.
My mom, Dana, always loves to laugh. Even when her liver & kidney doctors gave us the worst news you could get, my mom looked at us and said, "The best thing to do in these situations is to laugh." She then chuckled so loud you could hear it to the other end of the hospital. That's my mom. Shes funny, bull headed, & strong. My mom has been in and out of the hospital since January. After multiple tests we found out she actually has advanced cirrhosis of the liver & kidney failure. A diagnosis that can be cured with a liver transplant.. however..that bad news I mentioned before was that she doesn't have that much time to wait for a new liver. The doctors suggested that we now focus on my mother's quality of life rather than quantity of life. It's heartbreaking. My strong mother has always been the anchor of this family and our best friend. Now we're being forced to say goodbye to her. So with that horrible news from "Dr. Doom" (a name my mom came up for him) my family has set up steps to make mom comfortable. We set up in home hospice care so she can be home with her boyfriend, Gary, and her beloved cat, Fasa. Hospice care is covered by my moms insurance 100%. As well as nurses visits on a "need be" basis. A personal in home nurse that can be there 24/7, however, is not covered and would need to be paid out of pocket. My siblings and family are spread out around the country and world. We've been taking turns flying out when we can to help but it's not enough. My brother wanted to do his part to help with the expense of hiring a full time nurse & guess what…the gofundme goal has been reached to pay for Amity Home Care in Hemet California! Now that the goal has been reached…every single penny we raise over the goal from today on will be donated to the American Liver Foundation to help others who are going through this horrible disease. It would mean the world to my family & I if we could make a massive donation to this incredible organization. Thank y'all for listening & sending all the love to my beautiful momma. Donation link in my bio ❤❤❤
“My mom, Dana, always loves to laugh. Even when her liver & kidney doctors gave us the worst news you could get, my mom looked at us and said, ‘The best thing to do in these situations is to laugh.'” He began. “She then chuckled so loud you could hear it to the other end of the hospital. That’s my mom. She’s funny, bull-headed, & strong.”
He went on to say that she’d been struggling with health issues since January, and now doctors have recommended that they focus on her quality of life instead of the quantity.
The family have done what they can to ensure she’s comfortable by providing in-home hospice care with visits from a nurse on “a ‘need be’ basis.”
His brother, Clinton, has set up a GoFundMe page to help with out of pocket costs and anything raised over the limit will be donated to The American Liver Foundation.
Incredibly sad stuff, but once again it shows how the internet can rally around each other to do some good.