Par­ents of ill Char­lie say he’s just 336 hours to live

Manchester Evening News - - NEWS -

THE brave par­ents of Char­lie Proc­tor have said their sick son has just ‘336 hours’ to live in a heart­break­ing Face­book post.

The five-year-old, from Ac­cring­ton, has been bat­tling a rare form of can­cer for more than two years af­ter a tu­mour was found in his liver.

Now his dev­as­tated par­ents say the can­cer is spread­ing faster than ex­pected - in his liver and lungs, the Mir­ror re­ports.

They say that they were told last month that their son has “four to six weeks of life left”.

“This was nearly four weeks ago,” they say. “Char­lie has two weeks left to breathe, 14 days to see the world, 336 hours to spend with his lit­tle sis­ter, his baby sis­ter he won’t get to see grow.”

Am­ber Schofeld and Ben Proc­tor had kept the dev­as­tat­ing news about their son’s con­di­tion to them­selves as they went on a fam­ily hol­i­day.

But a doc­tor on the other side of the world still has hope for Char­lie and wants to treat him abroad next week.

How­ever, the treat­ment will cost hun­dreds of thou­sands of pounds.

“We need your help!” the par­ents write in the post, which has been shared from the ‘Char­lie’s Chap­ter’ Face­book page more than 7,000 times.

“I’m beg­ging more than ever to do­nate as much as you can!”

A GoFundMe page has been set up to raise £855,580 for the young­ster’s treat­ment, with around £200,000 raised so far.

To do­nate, go to https://uk.­liesChap­ter

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