An “angel” kid, a cancer sufferer who knew he wouldn’t be able to stay alive and eventually breathe his last breath, shielded a six-year-old youngster by nurturing more than £60,000.
It was Rhys Langford, a 19-year-old from Ebbw Vale. In October 2020, Rhys was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma (a kind of bone cancer). Rhys was not only her son but also a star and a fighter, according to his mother, Catherine Langford.
Rhys’ mother and family are heartbroken, realizing that their lives will never be the same again. Rhys had given up the fight and died gently at home on Tuesday evening, surrounded by his family.
Ailing Rhys read somewhere about Jacob, who lives in the Blaenau Gwent town and is just six years old. In 2017, Jacob was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma (a type of cancer that develops in particular types of nerve tissue). Jacob had treatment and was declared cancer-free in 2019.
Doctors then notified Jacob’s parents in December that the chances of a new tumor on Jacob’s liver being cancer are quite high.
Rhys told his parents that if he didn’t have a chance of living, he wanted to help save tiny Jacob. Rhys eventually gave his savings of £1,000 and raised over £60,000 for Jacob. Rhys’ donation will help toward Jacob’s future therapy, which may need him to travel to America for additional treatment.
A note has been written on Jacob’s Facebook page for Rhys’s family as a token of respect and support during this difficult time. Jacob’s family expresses gratitude to Rhys for everything he has done for Jacob. They are overjoyed and grateful.