This brave Sheffield boy with terminal brain cancer is preparing to climb Ben Nevis

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A brave five year-old from Sheffield who is battling brain cancer is getting ready to scale Britain’s highest peak, Ben Nevis.

Jordan Reid, from Hillsborough, was diagnosed in June 2016 – shortly before he turned two – with atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumour (ATRT), a rare form of terminal cancer.

His illness has not stopped the plucky youngster attempting to emulate the Marvel superheroes he adores by conquering Ben Nevis which rises 1,345 metres above sea level.

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He and his family are trying to raise £50,000 to help Jordan complete his bucket list, which includes travelling to Disney World in Florida, and generate crucial funds for the Moray Firth Cash for Kids charity in Scotland and The Children’s Hospital charity in Sheffield.

Jordan Reid, now five, was diagnosed with brain cancer shortly before his second birthdayJordan Reid, now five, was diagnosed with brain cancer shortly before his second birthday
Jordan Reid, now five, was diagnosed with brain cancer shortly before his second birthday | User (UGC)

Jordan’s grandfather Kevan Adams says supporters are planning to travel from as far afield as America to join him for the sponsored ascent on July 25.

Among them will be nurses from Sheffield Children’s Hospital, where he is being treated, and soldiers from the 3rd Battalion, Royal Regiment of Scotland, better known as Black Watch, who Kevan says have vowed to carry Jordan to the top if he is too unwell to make it under his own steam.

Kevan said: “Jordan's not well but this amazing feat is one of his bucket list items, along with raising awareness of childhood brain tumours, and he’s determined to make it to the top of Ben Nevis.”

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As well as being a big Marvel fan, Jordan is mad about trains, and his doting grandfather is building him a giant 20ft-by-10ft model railway set of Sheffield.

Kevan Adams, pictured with his grandson Jordan Reid at the age of twoKevan Adams, pictured with his grandson Jordan Reid at the age of two
Kevan Adams, pictured with his grandson Jordan Reid at the age of two | JPIMedia Resell

Unfortunately, he currently has nowhere in which to work on the incredibly detailed set-up, which he hopes will bring joy to Jordan and other children battling the ‘terrible’ illness, as well as helping to raise awareness of childhood brain cancer and the money needed to find a cure.

It remains in storage while Kevan, who set up the Jordan Reid Trust to help his grandson and other children with brain cancer, seeks someone who can provide a suitable space.

If you think you could help find somewhere to house the model railway, email [email protected].