Leland Shoemake: Mother Finds Loving ‘Goodbye’ Note From 6-Year-Old Son Who Died From A Brain Infection

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Sep. 30 2015, Updated 4:19 a.m. ET

Leland Shoemake, a 6-year-old boy from Pike County, Georgia, who contracted a rare amoebic brain infection and fell ill a month ago, passed away Friday, September 25. After he died, his mother found a loving “goodbye” note her son had written and left on the table in the family’s living room

Leland’s grief-stricken parents, Amber and Tim Shoemake, announced his death on September 25 in a post to the Facebook page “Prayers for Leland,” which was set up to provide updates to friends and family about his condition.

After Leland died, his mother shared on Facebook a heartbreaking “goodbye” note that the 6-year-old boy had written and left on the table in the family’s living room before he was taken to hospital and died Friday.

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