Plea to help Dis­ney­land dream dad

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE - KAREN BRIT­TON

AN AP­PEAL is un­der­way to make a dream come true for a dad with can­cer and send him to Dis­ney­land with his chil­dren.

Joel Green, 32, has colon can­cer which has spread to his lungs and liver.

The dad-of-two first be­came sick in Novem­ber when he de­vel­oped se­vere back pain. He un­der­went tests and was told it was colon can­cer just two weeks ago

He’s hav­ing chemo­ther­apy to shrink the tu­mours and is up­set be­cause the treat­ment means he can’t see his chil­dren Travis, three, and Poppy, six, as much as he likes.

But friends and fam­ily have launched an ap­peal to boost his spir­its. It aims to raise £4,000 to send Joel and his chil­dren to Euro Dis­ney Paris – some­thing he’s al­ways dreamed of.

Joel, of Bar­racks Square, Mac­cles­field, said: “Chemo com­pletely drains you of en­ergy. Not be­ing able to see the kids has been the worst thing and tak­ing them to Dis­ney­land would mean ev­ery­thing.

“It’s some­thing I’ve al­ways wanted to do and it would be amaz­ing to make those mem­o­ries. I’d re­mem­ber it for­ever and so would they.

“It’s re­ally hum­bling what ev­ery­one is do­ing for me. The mes­sages of sup­port re­ally help.”

His daugh­ter Poppy lives in Bux­ton with her mum and Travis lives in Mac­cles­field with his mum, Joel’s ex-part­ner Maxie Rem­blance, 28, who set up the ap­peal.

She said: “Travis un­der­stands daddy’s poorly and has medicine to make him bet­ter. He’s giv­ing him lots of cud­dles.

“It would be a dream come true for Joel. His chil­dren mean more to him than any­thing.”

Joel is an es­tate agent at Michael Hart and Com­pany in Bolling­ton and worked in The Lord By­ron and Chicago Rock in Mac­cles­field.

He is un­der­go­ing five- day chemo­ther­apy ses­sions at The Christie with two week breaks at home.

He has been stay­ing with par­ents Stephen and Anthea on Ar­ling­ton Drive.

Lisa Flynn, a fam­ily friend, said: “Joel has been told the treat­ment will only shrink the can­cer but we’re keep­ing our fin­gers crossed he proves them wrong.

“All he wants is to see the look on Travis and Poppy’s faces when they ar­rive at Dis­ney. Let’s come to­gether as a com­mu­nity and help this amaz­ing man make fan­tas­tic mem­o­ries with his ba­bies.”

Go to just­giv­ing.com/ crowd­fund­ing/max­ierem­blance to do­nate or see the ap­peal on Face­book. .

Joel Green with Travis and Poppy

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