8 Years After Dying Patient Pleaded with Nurse to Raise Her Son, the Boy Is Thriving: ‘I’m Grateful Every Day’

At the point when oncology nurture Tricia Seaman’s patient learned that her cancer had spread and she only had months to live, Seaman gave her all to console her.

Yet, on that afternoon in March 2014, Trish Somers would have rather not been consoled.

The 45-year-old single mother — whose life spun around her then-8-year-old son Wesley — was focused on something else. As she sat in her bed at UPMC People group Osteopathic Hospital in Harrisburg, Penn., Somers took a gander at the medical caretaker — whom she’d only met three weeks earlier — and pleaded, “I want you to take care of my son when I die.”

All these years later, Seaman and her husband Dan have satisfied the solicitation from a dying woman who became family and forever changed their lives.

The couple not just brought Somers into their home, where she spent the final months of her life before dying in December 2014 from a rare vascular cancer — known as epithelioid hemangioendothelioma — yet they also added Wesley to their family, which already included four children.

“It just became extremely clear, exceptionally fast that this is what we were meant to do,” Seaman, 49, recalls in this week’s Kin.

“We as a whole recently clicked. We just experienced passionate feelings for them.”

Six years after the shellshocked kid began living with the family, the Seamans formally adopted Wesley in July 2020. “I can’t actually begin to depict how fortunate and favored I’m,” says Wesley, presently a confident, happy 16-year-old who as of late got his driver’s permit and landed the lead in the lesser class play. “I’m grateful each day that they made the decision to take us in.”

These days, Wesley — who went through years in distress counseling after his mother’s death — is living the existence that Somers desperately wanted for her son before she died.

“They mean everything to me,” says Wesley, who as of late found a part-course of events of work scooping frozen yogurt — a sweet reminder of his mother’s adoration for milkshakes.

Adds Seaman: “He’s growing up and moving on.

I’m simply incredibly glad for him and eternally honored to be a small part of his excursion — and it’s something I’ll honor until I draw my last breath.”

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