A fundraising page to help a terminally-ill Worksop man experience some ‘magical moments’ is gathering momentum.
Liam Buckley, 22, was diagnosed with terminal bowel cancer on 4th July 2014 and it has now spread to his liver and lungs.
The Sheffield Hallam University aerospace engineering graduate recently found out that the cancer is no longer responding to treatment.
Family friend Debbie Johnston-Sparkles decided to launch ‘Liam’s Dream Fund’, which has received over £1,000 in donations in a week, in the hope that the funds raised could help Liam and his family enjoy a holiday together or share special experiences.
“Liam is one of the nicest, caring and kind-hearted young men you could meet, the strength, courage and bravery Liam has showed during his illness has been an inspiration to everyone,” Debbie said.
“I wanted to give something personally back to Liam.”
“They are a lovely family, we know there is a lot of support out there.”
“They are completely overwhelmed with the support.”
“To be faced with such a tragic challenge at such a young age is heartbreaking but Liam always keeps his and his family’s spirit high, his smile is infectious and I know his family are so proud of him,” she added.
During his illness, Liam has dedicated his time to helping raise money for Weston Park Hospital, which stands at nearly £6,000.
He has endured 11-months of aggressive chemotherapy, various operations and numerous medications.
Despite his cancer, Liam graduated from Sheffield Hallam University with a degree in aerospace engineering, and wanted to further his education.”
Debbie said: “Having days out and things to look forward to is very important. In January 2015 Liam had an amazing day when he took part in the ‘Pilot for a Day’ courtesy of RAF Lakenheath. Liam got to experience first-hand what a typical day is like for the pilots of a fighter jet and a rescue helicopter, by the pilots of RAF Lakenheath donating a couple of hours of their time they helped to provide Liam with a truly unforgettable day.”
“The love and support from his family and friends is truly inspiring, if we can all help even just a small fraction can contribute to providing Liam and his family with creating special memories and special times that they can cherish forever.”
Make a donation at http://www.gofundme.com/xex8xg.