'The Diary of Mr. Felix Brown': 10-Year-Old's Facebook Journal Is a Frank, Funny Look at Life With Cancer

Felix Brown inspires the world with online diary documenting his cancer journey

There's something remarkable about kids and their ability to stare adversity in the face and still remain hopeful. After doctors told Felix Brown he had acute lymphoblastic leukemia, the UK boy's world was turned completely upside down. But rather than retreat into a world of sadness like many of us would, he's doing something unexpected -- and pretty awesome. The diary posts of this 10-year-old with cancer are encouraging the world.


The Diary of Mr Felix Brown is a must read. This Facebook page offers something many of us would never expect to see: an up-close look into the world of a child battling cancer. And, as you'll see, young Felix is taking everything in stride, providing some awesome -- and comical -- nuggets of inspiration along the way.

Felix has found the silver green lining in having cancer: The steroids make him feel like a superhero.

Watch out, these steroids are really starting to kick in... #hulksmash #grrrrrrr #moody

Posted by The Diary of Mr Felix Brown on Sunday, February 28, 2016

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Possible hair loss? No problem.

Mum has said if my hair doesn't fall out by Monday I have to wash it 󾍁#3weeks #justright #smoothandsilky

Posted by The Diary of Mr Felix Brown on Sunday, February 21, 2016

And should it be inevitable that Felix lose some strands, at least he'll have more than his pops does.

All home 󾮗Still got more hair than Dad!#egg #Fridayfeeling #letsparty

Posted by The Diary of Mr Felix Brown on Friday, March 4, 2016

What mother wouldn't ask her child whether or not he's okay? Who cares if it was 153 times?

Mum has only asked me 153 times if I'm OK today - today is a good day 󾌴󾌴󾌴

Posted by The Diary of Mr Felix Brown on Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Speaking of mums, any child that gives his mother a glass of wine on Mother's Day is #amazing.

For you Mum ❤️󾌬󾮗 #mothersday #dinneronme

Posted by The Diary of Mr Felix Brown on Sunday, March 6, 2016

What's a 10-year-old with cancer to do when he's a huge soccer fan and his doctor, a fan of a different team, loathes the color pink?

Hmm ...

Oncology clinic today. My Doctor is a Saints fan who really dislikes the colour pink.Hmmmmm...what shall I wear today?!?

Posted by The Diary of Mr Felix Brown on Tuesday, March 1, 2016

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Aww, it's only natural for younger siblings to get a wee bit jealous when someone else gets the spotlight. This is cute!

I think my little brother is getting fed up with all the attention I'm getting - he won't let me into his room!#funny #bro #family

Posted by The Diary of Mr Felix Brown on Wednesday, March 9, 2016

I'm so in love with Felix, and wish him nothing but the best. Scrolling through his posts on Facebook are heartwarming; they reiterate how you can still maintain hope and show strength in the face of uncertainty.

Kick cancer's ass butt, Felix!



Image via The Diary of Mr Felix Brown/Facebook

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