A Mom's Tribute To Her Son: Dublin Mother's Day Photos

Nick Garber

DUBLIN, CA — With Mother's Day around the corner, Patch reader Cathy Miller shared this moving tribute to her son, Aiden in response to our mom-and-kid photo callout:

We’re a military family living here in California for the last 2 years. We don’t have any family living close by, which makes all of this so much harder. Because of that, he is always playing catch-up, which makes me feel guilty every move.

Aiden was diagnosed last fall with stage 4 Hodgkin’s lymphoma. This coming Friday May 15th is his last chemotherapy. His oncologist had to modify Aiden’s chemotherapy because of COVID-19. So we are hopeful the treatments will still leave him cancer free and he can go on with life as normal as a 21 year old can.

The best Mother’s Day present I can ask for is Aiden being healthy and the first step is the end of chemotherapy this coming week. We’ve moved more than any family should and with that comes a lack of a natural support system. So I wanted to get his story out there and maybe some positive vibes from some strong moms could help my son out. I know it wasn’t exactly what was asked in the Mother’s Day post, but as a mom I figured some other mom could relate right now.

Read more moving Mother's Day tributes from California Patch readers, and submit your own entry here.

This article originally appeared on the Dublin Patch