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Toddler with brain tumour laid to rest

Published:Monday | February 4, 2013 | 12:00 AM
Nadine McKay (in the red hat) gives her son, Aaron, a teddy bear before the start of his funeral at the Apostolic Church of Jamaica, Bethel Temple, on Central Avenue in Kingston yesterday. - Rudolph Brown/Photographer

Alessandro Boyd, Gleaner Writer

The atmosphere at the Apostolic Church of Jamaica, Bethel Temple, was filled with despair yesterday as hundreds of mourners came out to bid their farewell to two-year-old Aaron McKay.

Aaron, who had suffered from a brain tumour, died on January 19.

During the service, Doreen Thomas, Aaron's aunt, provided words of comfort to Aaron's mother, Nadine McKay who, filled with agony, could not hold back her tears.

"He is gone, but look here, God is not someone to leave pain. The mere fact that he gave you Aaron means he can give you even three more. God has more in store for you, Nadine, so do not doubt him and he will provide," Thomas told her sister.

A very happy child

Venice Vanriel, a friend of the family, read the eulogy that was written by Aaron's parents.

She expressed how happy Nadine was after the birth of Aaron, as she couldn't wait to embrace her little one.

"He was their pride and joy from the very beginning and they loved every moment. He was loved everywhere he went as no one could help but adore him. Aaron was a happy child and he was motivated by his family to be very quick in learning; just about everything he was quick to catch on to," Vanriel said.

"He loved dancing and his sister Andrene was always around to entertain it. He loved music and would dance to just about any song. Aaron would not appear shy about it at all and that he must have taken from his dad," Vanriel added.

Vanriel also stated that Aaron was a jubilant child who brought joy to all who were around him.

"We should be comforted by the fact that it was Jesus himself who said suffer the little children to come unto me and forbid them not for I will receive them and hold them to my bosom," she said

"Therefore, we do not fight today as one with no hope because we know that our precious little angel has gone to go to a better place where he feels no pain, no discomfort and sickness will never be able to bother him again," she added.