Daily Do Good: Workers Give Up Christmas Gifts To Help Co-Worker

Thanks to his kind-hearted coworkers, a cancer patient in the U.K. is going to be able to get a potentially life-saving treatment. Liam Debbage was diagnosed with an extremely rare form of cancer, Clear Cell Sarcoma, which is so rare it only affects about 200 people around the world.

The 31-year-old father of two and his family did some research and found a drug that’s being used in clinical trials and has been shown to be an effective treatment for this type of cancer. But Liam had to come up with around $40,000 to pay for the treatment.

The family did some fundraising and once they had about half the money, Liam was told that his colleagues at ZF Peterlee gave up their Christmas gift from the company, so they could spend those funds to donate to his fund. That money pushed them over the top so he has enough to begin treatment.

“I cannot put into words what this means to me. When they rang me to tell me the news, I broke down,” Liam says. “I can now undergo treatment which could potentially help me beat this cancer.”

To learn more or donate to Liam’s cause, check out his JustGiving crowdfunding page.

SourceThe Northern Echo

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