Tricia Somers, a 45-year-old single mom has willingly sent her 8 year old son,Wesley to a new family.
IN 2013, after receiving the news of being diagnosed with terminal liver cancer last spring, she asked a nurse if she could take care of Wesley while she was in the Pinnacle Health’s Community General campus in Harrisburg.
“If I die, can you take my son?” – Tricia Somers
“I didn’t know what to say in that moment,” said Seaman. “I told her I was flattered enough [that she] asked me. I said to her, ‘Why don’t you take a little time with this.’ … I was trying to be very diplomatic, everything in me said was saying ‘Yes I’ll do it.'”
The only thing that Tricia was worried of when she found out about her incurable cancer was who is going to take care of her beautiful boy.
“He is the only thing I got and I have to leave him,” said Somers. “It is really hard and I feel bad that I am doing that to him and he says, ‘Mommy it is not your fault.”
Tricia Seaman, an oncology nurse at the Pennsylvania hospital, who has four children (one boy and three daughters) of her own was shocked at the woman’s request. Eventually she discussed the idea with her husband seriously as the couple was already planning to adopt another son.
“I’ve never had an occasion not to trust my wife’s heart. We have to do something. We have to figure out a way to make this happen.” said Tricia Seaman’s husband Daniel Seaman.
Right now, it is unclear how much time Somers has left to live and will be spending her last moments with the Seamans and Wesley.
Despite of his tender age Wesley very well know that his time with his mother is limited and describes her as gentle and loving.
Somer’s parents died from cancer, her only brother is not able to take the child, and her ex-husband is rarely in contact with his son.
After Somers underwent chemotherapy, she and her son officially moved from their apartment into the Seamans’ home.
‘He’s a very smart little boy. We want to see him get an education and be successful and know that he’s not alone. He has a family. He’s not going to be all by himself.’
Somers is more than happy with the fact that now her son is saved and will be happy and take care by Seaman, a trusted lady with a loving family.
Seaman and her husband have signed legal paper to become Wesley’s legal custodians after Somers’ death.
Even though Wesley no longer lives with her, the biological mother hopes is hopeful about seeing her son grow older. She is currently in hospice.