When Isabella Darch sat down at her laptop to write a raw and heartbreakingly honest blog-post about her three-year-old son Bede, she never expected what came next.
Over the coming days, she and husband Roy watched as their little boy dominated headlines, many reading ‘Perth mum wants son to die’.
“My heart is raw,” Isabella revealed within the post. “Because the truth is I want my son to die. I’m tired. He is tired. I want peace for him, rest.”
A broken Isabella and Roy have known their precious son is desperately sick with terminal brain cancer since he was just six weeks old.
Speaking to Carrie Bickmore - who lost her husband to brain cancer in 2010 - the exhausted mother explained the horror of seeing her child slowly deteriorate on Monday night's episode of The Project.
“He just became emaciated,” Isabella said. “Every bone on his body, every ligament, parts of his skull started to look like horns, the skin was hanging off him. And he was growing back into clothes he’d outgrown.”
The doting parents would soon be told by an oncologist Bede's cancer had spread to his spine and brain - a kind so aggressive it was unresponsive to chemotherapy.