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10th Mar '17 6:39:36 PM TheJayman49
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* In the '''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'' fan fiction "Fanfic/RequiemForALoud", after passing out while playing with Lynn, Lincoln is diagnosed with brain tumors. They are already in such an advanced state that there is no cure, and the doctors only give him 2 to 3 weeks left to live. While his sister Lisa tries to find a cure anyway, Lincoln, his family and his friends have to cope with the sad fact that he will die very soon, leading to quite some tear jerking moments.

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* In the '''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'' fan fiction "Fanfic/RequiemForALoud", ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'' fanfic ''Fanfic/RequiemForALoud'', after passing out while playing with Lynn, Lincoln is diagnosed with brain tumors. They are already in such an advanced state that there is no cure, and the doctors only give him 2 to 3 weeks left to live. While his sister Lisa tries to find a cure anyway, Lincoln, his family and his friends have to cope with the sad fact that he will die very soon, leading to quite some tear jerking a ''lot'' of tearjerker moments.
23rd Feb '17 7:04:47 PM Geodude6
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* Shows up in ''Manga/DailyLifeWithMonsterGirl'' with the [[OneShotCharacter character]] Yuuhi, and her illness is dealt with in the series' usual off-the-wall manner: [[spoiler:Lala "cures" her with one of Zombina's stolen teeth, killing her and turning her into a zombie]]. It works out fairly well, all things considered ([[spoiler:she certainly doesn't have to worry about diseases any more]]), but is a bureaucratic nightmare.
21st Feb '17 4:49:01 AM BoukenDutch
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* ''Literature/TwoWeeksWithTheQueen'' has Luke, Colins brother.
20th Feb '17 3:08:09 AM Morgenthaler
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Compare MoralityPet and TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth. Often the target of KidsAreCruel. If someone works to earn money (legally or not) to pay for the poor child's treatment, this is a HealthcareMotivation.

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Often overlaps with DeathOfAChild. Compare MoralityPet and TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth. Often the target of KidsAreCruel. If someone works to earn money (legally or not) to pay for the poor child's treatment, this is a HealthcareMotivation.
12th Feb '17 4:26:53 PM MikeW
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* Cruelly twisted in the ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' episode "Sick", their RippedFromTheHeadlines take on the second round of child molestation allegations against Music/MichaelJackson. After the detectives begin investigating the Jacko-surrogate (who has bribed a family of a victim, a now-dangerously disturbed boy, to shut up), one of these comes forward saying she was also molested at a charity gathering. It turns out that first, [[spoiler: she was not molested, but forced to say this by her grandmother/guardian so they could get a similar settlement so the girl could live.]] Second is even worse: [[spoiler: she doesn't have cancer; her grandmother is secretly ''poisoning her'' to profit off her ill state]]. What's really sad is that this is TruthInTelevision, and [[spoiler: known as Munchausen by Proxy -- making someone in one's care intentionally sick to garner respect, sympathy, and money; while this is intended as the grandmother's defense, she is told that no one will be "that stupid" as to believe it -- she's just greedy]].

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* Cruelly twisted in the ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' episode "Sick", their RippedFromTheHeadlines take on the second round of child molestation allegations against Music/MichaelJackson. After the detectives begin investigating the Jacko-surrogate (who has bribed a family of a victim, a now-dangerously disturbed boy, to shut up), one of these comes forward saying she was also molested at a charity gathering. It turns out that first, [[spoiler: she was not molested, but forced to say this by her grandmother/guardian so they could get a similar settlement so the girl could live.]] Second is even worse: [[spoiler: she doesn't have cancer; her grandmother is secretly ''poisoning her'' to profit off her ill state]]. What's really sad is that this is TruthInTelevision, and [[spoiler: known as Munchausen by Proxy -- making someone in one's care intentionally sick to garner respect, sympathy, and money; while this is intended as the grandmother's defense, she is told that no one will be "that stupid" as to believe it -- she's just greedy]].greedy. Indeed, Novak decides to prosecute her for fraud for all the hundreds of thousands of dollars she's scammed off of people for the "sickness."]].
6th Jan '17 10:53:19 PM Pamina
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* The ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' special [[WesternAnimation/WhyCharlieBrownWhy "Why, Charlie Brown, Why?"]] Full stop.

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* The ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' special [[WesternAnimation/WhyCharlieBrownWhy "Why, ''[[WesternAnimation/WhyCharlieBrownWhy Why, Charlie Brown, Why?"]] Full stop.Why?]]'' plays this trope full stop with [[RememberTheNewGuy Linus's friend]] Janice, who has leukemia.
29th Dec '16 9:49:30 AM nombretomado
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* ''TraumaCenter Second Opinion'' has Tyler's younger sister who is afflicted by a rare disease caused by the GUILT, as parodied by the AwesomeSeries.

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* ''TraumaCenter Second Opinion'' has Tyler's younger sister who is afflicted by a rare disease caused by the GUILT, as parodied by the AwesomeSeries.WebAnimation/AwesomeSeries.



-->-- [[AwesomeSeries Awesome Center: Under the Awesome]]

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-->-- [[AwesomeSeries [[WebAnimation/AwesomeSeries Awesome Center: Under the Awesome]]
27th Dec '16 4:29:24 AM Morgenthaler
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* In Creator/PeterDavid's ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]]'' novel, ''The Siege''. One of the beings stranded on Deep Space Nine is a pre-teen alien boy with a terminal disease, but the parents won't let Dr. Bashir (easily) cure him because it's against their religious beliefs. [[spoiler:Bashir traumatizes the mother into giving consent, whereupon the father (who's a supreme religious leader) condemns them for heresy and banishes them from ever returning home.]]

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* Franchise/StarTrekExpandedUniverse:
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In Creator/PeterDavid's ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]]'' novel, ''The Siege''. One of the beings stranded on Deep Space Nine is a pre-teen alien boy with a terminal disease, but the parents won't let Dr. Bashir (easily) cure him because it's against their religious beliefs. [[spoiler:Bashir traumatizes the mother into giving consent, whereupon the father (who's a supreme religious leader) condemns them for heresy and banishes them from ever returning home.]]
** Subverted by Creator/PeterDavid again in ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' novel, ''Strike Zone'': the "cancer" patient is an older teenage alien with pheromones or something and influences Wesley Crusher, pretty young at this point, to spend most of the book exhausting himself researching the fatal disease ("The Rot"). Then [[spoiler:on a promise of a cure, the CP betrays Starship Enterprise to other aliens, who promptly shoot him dead. Oh, and Wesley doesn't find a cure anyways.
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* Subverted by Creator/PeterDavid again in ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' novel, ''Strike Zone'': the "cancer" patient is an older teenage alien with pheromones or something and influences Wesley Crusher, pretty young at this point, to spend most of the book exhausting himself researching the fatal disease ("The Rot"). Then [[spoiler:on a promise of a cure, the CP betrays Starship Enterprise to other aliens, who promptly shoot him dead. Oh, and Wesley doesn't find a cure anyways.]]
27th Dec '16 4:28:28 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' plays this one for laughs. In "The Wink", Kramer accidentally sells George Steinbrenner's birthday card to a sports memorabilia shop, who then gives it to a terminally ill kid. Paul O'Neill then has to hit two home runs in order to get it back.

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* ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'':
** The show
plays this one for laughs. In "The Wink", Kramer accidentally sells George Steinbrenner's birthday card to a sports memorabilia shop, who then gives it to a terminally ill kid. Paul O'Neill then has to hit two home runs in order to get it back.



* Viciously subverted in ''Series/BabylonFive'''s "Believers" as part of Creator/JMichaelStraczynski's personal war on (former trope) "Cute Kids And Robots": when an alien family's religious beliefs forbid surgery on their critically ill son, Dr. Franklin goes ahead and performs it anyway -- only to have the family [[ValuesDissonance calmly and ritually kill the boy]] afterward because according to their beliefs opening his body up allowed his spirit to leave it.
** And in the second season episode "Confessions and Lamentations", where a whole race has a terminal disease and Delenn encourages a small child to believe everything will be all right. Dr. Franklin [[HopeSpot finds the cure]] and dramatically bursts in on the quarantine zone... to find it full of cute little corpses. The epilogue includes a newscast mentioning that the plague wiped out ''the entire race'', and, indeed, that type of alien is [[ContinuityNod never seen again in the series.]] There were [[http://www.midwinter.com/lurk/countries/us/guide/040.html comments on set]] about holding a mass burial for the race's prosthetics.
*** They even later blow up the Jump Gate to that race's star system, since nobody (except pirates and raiders [[PlanetLooters coming to loot]] the [[GhostPlanet now uninhabited world]]) is using it anyway...

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* ''Series/BabylonFive'':
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Viciously subverted in ''Series/BabylonFive'''s the episode "Believers" as part of Creator/JMichaelStraczynski's personal war on (former trope) "Cute Kids And Robots": when an alien family's religious beliefs forbid surgery on their critically ill son, Dr. Franklin goes ahead and performs it anyway -- only to have the family [[ValuesDissonance calmly and ritually kill the boy]] afterward because according to their beliefs opening his body up allowed his spirit to leave it.
** And in the second season episode "Confessions and Lamentations", where a whole race has a terminal disease and Delenn encourages a small child to believe everything will be all right. Dr. Franklin [[HopeSpot finds the cure]] and dramatically bursts in on the quarantine zone... to find it full of cute little corpses. The epilogue includes a newscast mentioning that the plague wiped out ''the entire race'', and, indeed, that type of alien is [[ContinuityNod never seen again in the series.]] There were [[http://www.midwinter.com/lurk/countries/us/guide/040.html comments on set]] about holding a mass burial for the race's prosthetics.
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prosthetics. They even later blow up the Jump Gate to that race's star system, since nobody (except pirates and raiders [[PlanetLooters coming to loot]] the [[GhostPlanet now uninhabited world]]) is using it anyway...
27th Dec '16 4:26:59 AM Morgenthaler
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* In Creator/PeterDavid's ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]]'' novel, ''The Siege''. One of the beings stranded on Deep Space Nine is a pre-teen alien boy with a terminal disease, but the parents won't let Dr. Bashir (easily) cure him because it's against their religious beliefs. [[spoiler:Bashir traumatizes the mother into giving consent, whereupon the father (who's a supreme religious leader) condemns them for heresy and banishes them from ever returning home.]]



** "Believers" [[DuelingShows sounds similar]] to a story arc in Creator/PeterDavid's ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]]'' novel, ''The Siege''. One of the beings stranded on Deep Space Nine is a pre-teen alien boy with a terminal disease, but the parents won't let Dr. Bashir (easily) cure him because it's against their religious beliefs. [[spoiler:Bashir traumatizes the mother into giving consent, whereupon the father (who's a supreme religious leader) condemns them for heresy and banishes them from ever returning home.]]
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