Despite Charlie's young age, he was found to have a malignant growth on his chest. His family sought out help immediately, but nothing could be done to save him: "Before we knew it he was in intensive care with cancer and a massive tumor pressing into his heart. By the end he was oxygen-dependent and we had to let him go," Lucie said.
Charlie's family was devastated. The following Monday, Mrs. Dunne knew she wouldn't be her normal self in front of her class, so she decided then to let them know her dog had passed away. They, too, were saddened, of course — but one little boy, named Callum, found a way to help his teacher heal.
"Callum had asked for paper in class on Monday, and wrote her the note without her realizing," Lucie said.
This is what Callum wrote: