An “angel” teenager, a cancer patient who knew that he would not be able to stay alive and lastly breathe his last breath, protected six-year-old boy by nurturing more than Sixty Thousands Pounds Sterling.
It was Rhys Langford, as young as 19, from Ebbw Vale. Rhys was identified with Osteosarcoma (a type of bone cancer) in October 2020. According to his mother, Catherine Langford – Rhys was not only her son but he was her star and a fighter too!
Rhys mother and his family are broken-hearted and they have realised that their life will never be the same again. Rhys has given up his fight and he died quietly at home with his family around him on Tuesday evening.
Ailing Rhys somewhere read about Jacob who lives in the Blaenau Gwent town and happens to be just six years old. Jacob was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma (a type of cancer that forms in certain types of nerve tissue) in 2017. Jacob underwent treatment and was found to be cancer free in 2019.
Later on, in December, Jacob’s parents were told by the doctors that chances are very high that a new tumour on Jacob’s liver could be a cancer.
Rhys told his parents that if he does not have any chance of survival, he wish to make an effort to help save little Jacob. Eventually, Rhys personally donated £1,000 and rose further about £60,000 for Jacob. The money upraised by Rhys will go to Jacob’s future treatment, which may require him to travel to America for new treatment.
A message has been posted on Jacob’s Facebook page for Rhys’s family as a mark of respect and supports them with good feelings at this sad time. Jacob’s family says they cannot be thankful enough for what Rhys’s has done for Jacob. They feel so proud and thankful.