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31st Dec '17 1:26:32 PM nombretomado
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7th Dec '17 9:15:11 PM PaulA
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* The book ''MySistersKeeper'' deals with a Littlest (well, Teenaged) Cancer Patient, Kate, and her relationship with her little sister, Anna, who was born specifically to be her blood donor. Eventually, Kate needs a kidney and Anna wants control over her own body. In the end [[spoiler:everyone gets what they want: Anna gets medical independence... and is [[DiabolusExMachina promptly]] hit by a car, thus giving Kate her kidney [[ShootTheShaggyDog anyway]]. It should be noted that Kate actually encouraged her sister to get independence in the first place, not wanting the other girl to be just her donor. However, the FilmOfTheBook has an ''entirely'' different ending - Anna gets her medical independence ''after'' Kate passes away]].
** This trope is also used in Jodi Picoult's other novel ''Literature/HandleWithCare''.

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* The book ''MySistersKeeper'' Creator/JodiPicoult:
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deals with a Littlest (well, Teenaged) Cancer Patient, Kate, and her relationship with her little sister, Anna, who was born specifically to be her blood donor. Eventually, Kate needs a kidney and Anna wants control over her own body. In the end [[spoiler:everyone gets what they want: Anna [[spoiler:Anna gets medical independence... and is [[DiabolusExMachina promptly]] hit by a car, thus giving Kate her kidney [[ShootTheShaggyDog anyway]]. It should be noted that Kate actually encouraged her sister to get independence in the first place, not wanting the other girl to be just her donor. However, the FilmOfTheBook has an ''entirely'' different ending - Anna gets her medical independence ''after'' Kate passes away]].
donor]].
** This trope is also used in Jodi Picoult's other novel ''Literature/HandleWithCare''.''Literature/HandleWithCare'' revolves around a WiseBeyondTheirYears girl with brittle bone syndrome.
29th Nov '17 10:03:19 PM Gamermaster
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29th Nov '17 10:47:04 AM lillolillo
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* ''ComicBook/{{Transmetropolitan}}'' has like twenty of these, including a kid who's being used as a growth bed for cancer preventing genetic plug-ins (guess how that works), a kid who has to pawn off her doll for appetite reducing medication, a kid with mutated necrotizing fasciitis, a kid being sexually abused by her older brother and several child prostitutes. There's even "victimbots" in the shape of sad children released into crowds to make disasters more tragic and TV friendly.
** By the way, most of these kids are used to illustrate just what a CrapsackWorld The City is, and don't really get much better. The child prostitute one is particularly jarring because the issue makes very clear that these kids are already broken, on a fundamental level, and nobody will be able to give them the help they need because it's already too late.
* Issue ten of ''ComicBook/AllStarSuperman'' features these, with it being mentioned that Superman makes regular trips to hospitals to try and give some comfort to terminally ill children. As the story deals with Superman facing his own approaching death, the issue also features attempts made to cure his own condition. When this ultimately fails, he's not at all bothered, explaining that the unsuccessful attempts to repair his Kryptonian body would easily cure any human illness. The issue ends with Superman returning to the hospital and apologizing that he won't be able to make it for the next trip... but the children would all be going home before then anyway.
* During a run of ''ComicBook/Thunderbolts'', Dr. Chen Lu, the Radioactive Man, poisons some Atlantean Terrorists due to their recent attacks on China, with the intent of punishing all Atlanteans for their actions, which naturally leads to some tension between Atlantis and the surface world. When Namor invites the whole team to Atlantis to show the damage Chen Lu has caused and persuade him to undo the damage, he carries a dying Atlantean child in his arms and asks if "they would allow this child to die". Chen Lu dryly thinks to himself that Namor is "playing what the americans call 'the child card'."[[/folder]]


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* Part of a plot device in JLA Watchtower. A fund-raiser for a San Francisco children's hospital had some rare Titans action figures and memorabilia up for sale, with her heroes themselves guarding the memorabilia and interacting with fans. One of the action figures goes missing [[spoiler:turns out it was the older brother of Littlest Cancer Patient, trying to get the ultimate Christmas gift for what was likely to be her last Christmas]].
* A ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' fan fiction, "Death Of A Powerpuff Girl", dealt with a classmate nicknamed "Blueberrie" (as her mother baked blueberry muffins for the class) who had leukemia. At a sleepover with the girls, Bubbles sneaks some Chemical X in Blueberrie's water, which winds up giving her Powerpuff superpowers, but it doesn't cure her. She becomes a fourth Powerpuff Girl member, helping them on their daily activities but starts suffering spells of dizziness. One day, a powerful alien monster attacks Townsville, its ray felling the girls. [[HeroicSacrifice Blueberrie flies up]] and [[TakingTheBullet takes the full force of the alien's ray]]. The girls defeat the monster (with Bubbles going through UnstoppableRage during it), but Blueberrie dies at the end (most likely from her injuries). At her funeral, Blueberrie's parents give Bubbles the comfort of knowing that as a Powerpuff Girl, Blueberrie had been at her happiest in many months.
* In the ''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 a ''lot'' of tearjerker moments.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Transmetropolitan}}'' has like twenty of these, including a kid who's being used as a growth bed for cancer preventing genetic plug-ins (guess how that works), a kid who has to pawn off her doll for appetite reducing medication, a kid with mutated necrotizing fasciitis, a kid being sexually abused by her older brother and several child prostitutes. There's even "victimbots" in the shape of sad children released into crowds to make disasters more tragic and TV friendly.
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friendly. By the way, most of these kids are used to illustrate just what a CrapsackWorld The City is, and don't really get much better. The child prostitute one is particularly jarring because the issue makes very clear that these kids are already broken, on a fundamental level, and nobody will be able to give them the help they need because it's already too late.
* ''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'': In ''[[ComicBook/Supergirl2005 Way of the World]]'' storyline Supergirl tries to save Thomas Price, a little boy who suffers from terminal cancer. She goes so far to promise she will cure him. Subverted because she ''fails''.
* Issue ten of ''ComicBook/AllStarSuperman'' features these, with it being mentioned that Superman Franchise/{{Superman}} makes regular trips to hospitals to try and give some comfort to terminally ill children. As the story deals with Superman facing his own approaching death, the issue also features attempts made to cure his own condition. When this ultimately fails, he's not at all bothered, explaining that the unsuccessful attempts to repair his Kryptonian body would easily cure any human illness. The issue ends with Superman returning to the hospital and apologizing that he won't be able to make it for the next trip... but the children would all be going home before then anyway.
* During a run of ''ComicBook/Thunderbolts'', ''ComicBook/{{Thunderbolts}}'', Dr. Chen Lu, the Radioactive Man, poisons some Atlantean Terrorists due to their recent attacks on China, with the intent of punishing all Atlanteans for their actions, which naturally leads to some tension between Atlantis and the surface world. When Namor invites the whole team to Atlantis to show the damage Chen Lu has caused and persuade him to undo the damage, he carries a dying Atlantean child in his arms and asks if "they would allow this child to die". Chen Lu dryly thinks to himself that Namor is "playing what the americans call 'the child card'."[[/folder]]


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* Part of a plot device in JLA Watchtower. A fund-raiser for a San Francisco children's hospital had some rare Titans action figures and memorabilia up for sale, with her heroes themselves guarding the memorabilia and interacting with fans. One of the action figures goes missing [[spoiler:turns out it was the older brother of Littlest Cancer Patient, trying to get the ultimate Christmas gift for what was likely to be her last Christmas]].
* A ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' fan fiction, "Death Of A Powerpuff Girl", dealt with a classmate nicknamed "Blueberrie" (as her mother baked blueberry muffins for the class) who had leukemia. At a sleepover with the girls, Bubbles sneaks some Chemical X in Blueberrie's water, which winds up giving her Powerpuff superpowers, but it doesn't cure her. She becomes a fourth Powerpuff Girl member, helping them on their daily activities but starts suffering spells of dizziness. One day, a powerful alien monster attacks Townsville, its ray felling the girls. [[HeroicSacrifice Blueberrie flies up]] and [[TakingTheBullet takes the full force of the alien's ray]]. The girls defeat the monster (with Bubbles going through UnstoppableRage during it), but Blueberrie dies at the end (most likely from her injuries). At her funeral, Blueberrie's parents give Bubbles the comfort of knowing that as a Powerpuff Girl, Blueberrie had been at her happiest in many months.
* In the ''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 a ''lot'' of tearjerker moments.
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* Part of a plot device in JLA Watchtower. A fund-raiser for a San Francisco children's hospital had some rare Titans action figures and memorabilia up for sale, with her heroes themselves guarding the memorabilia and interacting with fans. One of the action figures goes missing [[spoiler:turns out it was the older brother of Littlest Cancer Patient, trying to get the ultimate Christmas gift for what was likely to be her last Christmas]].
* A ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' fan fiction, "Death Of A Powerpuff Girl", dealt with a classmate nicknamed "Blueberrie" (as her mother baked blueberry muffins for the class) who had leukemia. At a sleepover with the girls, Bubbles sneaks some Chemical X in Blueberrie's water, which winds up giving her Powerpuff superpowers, but it doesn't cure her. She becomes a fourth Powerpuff Girl member, helping them on their daily activities but starts suffering spells of dizziness. One day, a powerful alien monster attacks Townsville, its ray felling the girls. [[HeroicSacrifice Blueberrie flies up]] and [[TakingTheBullet takes the full force of the alien's ray]]. The girls defeat the monster (with Bubbles going through UnstoppableRage during it), but Blueberrie dies at the end (most likely from her injuries). At her funeral, Blueberrie's parents give Bubbles the comfort of knowing that as a Powerpuff Girl, Blueberrie had been at her happiest in many months.
* In the ''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 a ''lot'' of tearjerker moments.
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12th Nov '17 8:56:23 PM MasterofGalaxies4628
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* Presented unsympathetically in [[http://www.theonion.com/video/child-bankrupts-makeawish-foundation-with-wish-for,14202/ this]] bit from ''Website/TheOnion'' about a child who bankrupts the Make-A-Wish foundation with a wish for unlimited wishes.

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* Presented unsympathetically in [[http://www.[[https://www.theonion.com/video/child-bankrupts-makeawish-foundation-with-wish-for,14202/ com/child-bankrupts-make-a-wish-foundation-with-wish-for-un-1819594682 this]] bit from ''Website/TheOnion'' about a child who bankrupts the Make-A-Wish foundation with a wish for unlimited wishes.
30th Oct '17 4:18:28 AM Eshbaalauthr
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* During a run of [[ComicBook/Thunderbolts]], Dr. Chen Lu, the Radioactive Man, poisons some Atlantean Terrorists due to their recent attacks on China, with the intent of punishing all Atlanteans for their actions, which naturally leads to some tension between Atlantis and the surface world. When Namor invites the whole team to Atlantis to show the damage Chen Lu has caused and persuade him to undo the damage, he carries a dying Atlantean child in his arms and asks if "they would allow this child to die". Chen Lu dryly thinks to himself that Namor is "playing what the americans call 'the child card'."[[/folder]]


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* During a run of [[ComicBook/Thunderbolts]], ''ComicBook/Thunderbolts'', Dr. Chen Lu, the Radioactive Man, poisons some Atlantean Terrorists due to their recent attacks on China, with the intent of punishing all Atlanteans for their actions, which naturally leads to some tension between Atlantis and the surface world. When Namor invites the whole team to Atlantis to show the damage Chen Lu has caused and persuade him to undo the damage, he carries a dying Atlantean child in his arms and asks if "they would allow this child to die". Chen Lu dryly thinks to himself that Namor is "playing what the americans call 'the child card'."[[/folder]]

30th Oct '17 4:17:56 AM Eshbaalauthr
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* During a run of [[ComicBook/Thunderbolts Thunderbolts]], Dr. Chen Lu, the Radioactive Man, poisons some Atlantean Terrorists due to their recent attacks on China, with the intent of punishing all Atlanteans for their actions, which naturally leads to some tension between Atlantis and the surface world. When Namor invites the whole team to Atlantis to show the damage Chen Lu has caused and persuade him to undo the damage, he carries a dying Atlantean child in his arms and asks if "they would allow this child to die". Chen Lu dryly thinks to himself that Namor is "playing what the americans call 'the child card'."[[/folder]]


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* During a run of [[ComicBook/Thunderbolts Thunderbolts]], [[ComicBook/Thunderbolts]], Dr. Chen Lu, the Radioactive Man, poisons some Atlantean Terrorists due to their recent attacks on China, with the intent of punishing all Atlanteans for their actions, which naturally leads to some tension between Atlantis and the surface world. When Namor invites the whole team to Atlantis to show the damage Chen Lu has caused and persuade him to undo the damage, he carries a dying Atlantean child in his arms and asks if "they would allow this child to die". Chen Lu dryly thinks to himself that Namor is "playing what the americans call 'the child card'."[[/folder]]

30th Oct '17 4:17:36 AM Eshbaalauthr
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* During a run of [[ComicBooks/Thunderbolts Thunderbolts]], Dr. Chen Lu, the Radioactive Man, poisons some Atlantean Terrorists due to their recent attacks on China, with the intent of punishing all Atlanteans for their actions, which naturally leads to some tension between Atlantis and the surface world. When Namor invites the whole team to Atlantis to show the damage Chen Lu has caused and persuade him to undo the damage, he carries a dying Atlantean child in his arms and asks if "they would allow this child to die". Chen Lu dryly thinks to himself that Namor is "playing what the americans call 'the child card'."[[/folder]]


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* During a run of [[ComicBooks/Thunderbolts [[ComicBook/Thunderbolts Thunderbolts]], Dr. Chen Lu, the Radioactive Man, poisons some Atlantean Terrorists due to their recent attacks on China, with the intent of punishing all Atlanteans for their actions, which naturally leads to some tension between Atlantis and the surface world. When Namor invites the whole team to Atlantis to show the damage Chen Lu has caused and persuade him to undo the damage, he carries a dying Atlantean child in his arms and asks if "they would allow this child to die". Chen Lu dryly thinks to himself that Namor is "playing what the americans call 'the child card'."[[/folder]]

30th Oct '17 4:17:11 AM Eshbaalauthr
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* During a run of [[ComicBooks/Thunderbolts Thunderbolts]], Dr. Chen Lu, the Radioactive Man, poisons some Atlantean Terrorists due to their recent attacks on China, with the intent of punishing all Atlanteans for their actions, which naturally leads to some tension between Atlantis and the surface world. When Namor invites the whole team to Atlantis to show the damage Chen Lu has caused and persuade him to undo the damage, he carries a dying Atlantean child in his arms and asks if "they would allow this child to die". Chen Lu dryly thinks to himself that Namor is "playing what the americans call 'the child card'."[[/folder]]

9th Oct '17 1:29:57 AM DrFraud
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Often we find Littlest Cancer Patients to be WiseBeyondTheirYears. Occasionally they are used to give a PetTheDog moment to TheBigGuy, TheLancer, or sometimes even a DirtyCoward. Another common use is for an athlete to swear to win a game or match for the sake of this poor, sick child, never taking to mind the possible repercussions if they ''failed'' to do this. As this trope developed, cruel subversions became common. ([[http://www.pbfcomics.com/150/ Hilarious subversions work too.]])

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Often we find Littlest Cancer Patients to be WiseBeyondTheirYears. Occasionally they are used to give a PetTheDog moment to TheBigGuy, TheLancer, or sometimes even a DirtyCoward. Another common use is for an athlete to swear to win a game or match for the sake of this poor, sick child, never taking to mind the possible repercussions if they ''failed'' ''fail'' to do this. As this trope developed, cruel subversions became common. ([[http://www.pbfcomics.com/150/ Hilarious subversions work too.]])
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