‘My heart is so broken’: Little Nate Moule dies of cancer
THE mum of Mareeba boy Nate Moule, 4, who lost his battle with cancer on Tuesday, has penned a heartbreaking tribute to her "brave, strong" little boy.
Katie Moule took to the Nate's Mates Facebook page to share the devastating news, saying "my heart is so broken".
Nate was diagnosed with a brain tumour in October 2018 and has undergone five different surgeries, the most recent with renowned brain surgeon Charlie Teo in February.
Ms Moule said Nate passed away surrounded by family.
"We had his favourite song, 'Somewhere over the Rainbow' playing to him as he took his last breaths. It was so peaceful," he said.
"My heart is so broken but I'm so wholehearted when I think of his strength and bravery and for all the extra time we had with him.
"The loss is ours and yours alone … not Nate's. He's gone to a beautiful heaven where there are no tears, pain or suffering, only happiness."
Ms Moule said she had promised her son she would honour him by "trying my hardest to live brave and strong like he did".
"We promised him we would get out of bed each day and find something to be thankful for," she wrote.
"Nate found joy in something so small as the flowers he loved giving me. What a beautiful brave little boy he was.
"Thank you for all the support we have had over the last few years."
The community rallied behind the Moule family with a GoFundMe page raising thousands of dollars.
Originally published as 'My heart is so broken': Tablelands boy, 4, loses cancer battle