An Aberdeen couple who discovered on Christmas Eve that their son had a rare form of cancer, hope that he will ‘kick cancer’s butt’ and get his life back.
Ross and Angela Middleton had confirmation from doctors on New Year’s Day that their son, eight year-old Findlay had Burkitt’s non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, a rare form of cancer.
The family have been travelling to and from Glasgow Children’s Hospital for Findlay’s intensive chemotherapy treatment.
Dad Ross, 50, from Bridge of Don said: “When we were told about the cancer we were in shock, denial and disbelief.
“It was serious and we thought Findlay might die.
“In between chemo, he is regaining strength and he is stronger than ever before at times.
“When he is down it is really bad.
“However we know and hope he will keep getting fitter and stronger after each course of chemo and eventually one day he will kick cancer’s butt and he can get his life back.”
The family have been getting support from CLIC Sargent, who provide emotional and financial advice and support, including grants to help cover transport costs.
Findlay has been responding well to treatment and now Ross, who works for BT Openreach, is hosting an online fundraising competition to help raise money for the charity.
BT has donated three meals for two at the BT Tower in London as the competition top prizes.
Ross and Angela will also be raising funds by entering the BT Three Peaks challenge in June, walking 25 miles with a 5,000 foot ascent.
If you would like to make a donation to Findlay’s fund, please visit: mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/dinneratbttower