Parents of ill Charlie say he’s just 336 hours to live
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. gofundme.com/CharliesChapter