Nine-year-old Timmy from Chelmsford was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma, a form of bone cancer, in August 2014 and had to undergo multi-agent, intensive chemotherapy to fight the cancer.
He handled his diagnosis exceptionally well and is thankfully now in remission. His mum, Maggie, said “Timmy braved his diagnosis like no one I’ve ever know. There have been times when he has been so sick and weak but he never once complained.”
Timmy is a huge sports fan and he regularly plays football, cricket and hockey. Even during some very awful times when he was having treatment he somehow found the energy to go and play with his teams.
During his treatment, Timmy was referred to Starlight for a wish. He was told that he could wish for anything he wanted and Timmy asked to visit Seattle and watch the Seattle Seahawks play at the Century Link Field.
Timmy and his parents, Maggie and Darren, flew to Seattle for the holiday of a lifetime. Starlight and the Seattle Seahawks arranged a fantastic two days for Timmy and his family.
When Timmy arrived at CenturyLink Field, the home stadium of the Seattle Seahawks, the Seahawks had pulled out all the stops. Not only was he welcomed with banners that said ‘Timothy Rocks’ and given high fives, but he was also showered with Seahawks goodies and introduced to the whole team!
Timmy couldn’t believe it when he got to hang out with his favourite player Russell Wilson and he was delighted when he saw his name was on Russell’s locker! He was even more delighted when Russell gave him his actual football boots – even if they were a little big!
Maggie, said, “Timmy had the most amazing time at the Seahawks! It has been out of this world and more than we could have ever hoped for.”
Click here to read more about Timmy’s wish in the Essex Chronicle.