Over £16,000 has been raised for a terminally ill Sheffield boy in just one week – to help fill the remainder of his life with happy times.
Jack Lacey, aged three, was recently diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumour and has between just six months and a year to live.
His heartbroken parents, Wesley Lacey and Rebecca Oldham, launched an online fundraising appeal to help fill the rest of Jack’s life with adventures, treats and joy and in just one week over £16,000 has been donated by kind-hearted family, friends and strangers touched by youngster’s plight.
Jack, from Loxley, will be taken on trips and days out when he has recovered from gruelling radiation and chemotherapy treatment needed to shrink the tumour to prolong the youngster’s life.
In a moving post on their fundraising page, his parents said they are ‘completely heartbroken’ but determined to fill the rest of their son’s life with happy times.
They describe their ‘beautiful little boy’ as ‘amazing, charming, brave, independent and strong willed’.
The couple said: “How we feel is truly beyond words. If we have to accept this crazy, monstrous news, if we have to gulp down our insane amount of tears, anger, heartbreak, grief, then we need to make sure that this bright, intelligent young boy gets the send off that he deserves.
“Our little boy deserves to spend as many days as he can, enjoying what time he has left and as you can imagine, we all had so many plans.
“Day trips out, holidays, presents, meals out, the first time to the cinema, a dog. This goes on. We can’t believe we’re even having to think about these things, let alone plan them. The worst of all...his funeral.”
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