A two-year-old boy battling a rare form of cancer has died, just 18 weeks after his mother passed away from the same disease.
Alfie and Sara Chivers, from Melbourne, were both battling brain cancer – two different types of the rare disease.
Sara, 34, was diagnosed in March last year after she fought and beat brain cancer in 2008, and six months later, Alfie was diagnosed with an atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumour.Sara and Alfie Chivers both lost their battles with brain cancer. (Instagram)Alfie passed away on Monday night. (Instagram)
The mother-of-two sadly lost her battle in January, and on Monday night, Alfie too slipped away.
“Rest in peace little man, we love you forever,” his dad Leigh posted on Instagram.
Sara made headlines last she after writing a heartbreaking letter for The New Daily to her sons Alfie and Hugh when she learned her diagnosis was terminal.
She spoke of her love for her children and husband and expressed what she wanted them to do in their lives.
“Love hard. As they say, it is better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all,” the letter reads.
“That’s how I feel about you both. Heartbroken doesn’t come close to describing the pain I feel at not being in your lives in the future, but I would never change or forego the time we have spent together and the immense joy you have brought me.
“You are without a doubt my proudest accomplishments.”
Sara spent her final months trying to raise awareness for brain cancer.Sara and Alfie both battled the extremely rare forms of cancer. (ABC)