Watching your kid suffer through a serious illness is every parent’s worst fear. But for many parents, this is a reality–and a reality that is often not talked about. This is why the SickKids Foundation created an ad that illustrates what moms go through when their child is suffering through an illness–and how strong moms have to be during these moments of pain.
The ad is also unique in that it features real moms of kids who are battling an illness or disease. The video has definitely struck a heart wrenching chord with many parents, as it’s garnered nearly 177,000 view on YouTube since it was published on April 10. Many parents commented on the video, expressing their gratitude for having their story–or a story like theirs–being told: