DORR, Mich.–Two young boys in West Michigan are dealing with the unimaginable after losing both of their parents to cancer within just a year of each other.
On the outside 11-year-old twin brothers Nick and Noah Miller look like any average kids but what they’re going is something hard to imagine for a lot people.
“I don’t know if anyone can ever prepare for this. I don’t know what the odds are of both the parents having cancer and passing away that quickly,” said their uncle, Jeremy White.
In May 2012 Nick and Noah lost their mom to cancer. She was originally diagnosed with breast cancer and it spread to her brain. Just five months later, their dad was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and he lost his fight just this week.
“When he was diagnosed the very first thing he did was call the family, we have to make a plan we have to come up with something to make sure that his boys were taken care of and that`s what we did,” White said.
The boys will be moving in to live with their Uncle, two and half hours away from home.
“We’re all talking about the transition and we’re preparing right now for it. I know it’s a long road and it’s not going to be easy and it’s going to take a long time before we think anything becomes the new normal for us.”
White says the support of family and friends, neighbors and the community has really helped. But more than anything he says he admires the boy’s strength through all of this.
“They’ve handled this far better than I ever could have and I think it just goes to show what awesome parents they had.”
A fund has been set up for the boys at Chemical Bank, if you would like donate you can go to any Chemical Bank and just ask for the ‘Nicholas and Noah Miller Benefit Fund.’