The mother of a two-year old boy who died from leukemia says she knows his legacy will live on.
The story of Charlie Harris Beard touched thousands of people. His family spent months raising awareness of umbilical chord donation, after a transplant helped save Charlie's life. But the cancer returned a second time. After a long battle, he died on Friday.
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"She tried to take hold of the knife to stop him. He told her not to shout out and scream and get on her knees and beg."
A minute-by-minute witness account of the battle has been found and entries from the diary will be tweeted in real time on the anniversary.
"He was so matted that he barely resembled a dog at first glance. His fur was covered in faeces and it was completely covering his eyes."