Dying man pens 30 years' worth of birthday cards for his twin daughters

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A father penned birthday cards for his twin daughters to cover the first 30 years of their lives, knowing his time was limited due to a severe brain tumor.

Nick, from West Sussex, UK, sadly passed away in 2020 at just 34 years of age. At the time, his twin daughters, Rose and Sophia, were only 17 months old.

His wife, Victoria, explained that her husband wanted to find a way to still be with them on their birthdays. She is now spearheading a campaign aimed at boosting research funding for brain tumors.

In the final six months of his life, Nick could only communicate non-verbally. Despite his personal challenges, he remained a pillar of strength for those around him.

Per BBC News, Victoria fondly remembered how he served as a pillar of strength for everyone around him, particularly for her. She felt his incredible resilience, evident in his daily commitment to work even amid his radiotherapy and chemotherapy sessions, was inspiring.

She said the birthday cards Nick wrote will offer the twins a more intimate insight into who their father was during that phase of his life.

Stepping up her campaign, Victoria is backing a petition that demands increased awareness around brain cancer.

Despite brain tumors being the leading cause of deaths from cancer among children and young adults under the age of 40, a mere 1% of the UK's cancer research funding has been allocated to them since 2002, as per recorded data.

Many people were touched by the family's story, taking to social media to share their devastation over Nick's passing.

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One person wrote: "What a thoughtful thing to do whilst going through something so unimaginably bad, so sad yet heartwarming. I wish these little girls all the best in their future and the memory of their daddy be kept alive for here on out."

Another remarked: "That he has lost his life so young. What a lovely thing he has done for his children. Condolences to all the family."

A third suggested: "There needs to be more funding for brain tumour research and treatments."

Featured image credit: George Dolgikh / Pexels

Dying man pens 30 years' worth of birthday cards for his twin daughters

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By VT

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A father penned birthday cards for his twin daughters to cover the first 30 years of their lives, knowing his time was limited due to a severe brain tumor.

Nick, from West Sussex, UK, sadly passed away in 2020 at just 34 years of age. At the time, his twin daughters, Rose and Sophia, were only 17 months old.

His wife, Victoria, explained that her husband wanted to find a way to still be with them on their birthdays. She is now spearheading a campaign aimed at boosting research funding for brain tumors.

In the final six months of his life, Nick could only communicate non-verbally. Despite his personal challenges, he remained a pillar of strength for those around him.

Per BBC News, Victoria fondly remembered how he served as a pillar of strength for everyone around him, particularly for her. She felt his incredible resilience, evident in his daily commitment to work even amid his radiotherapy and chemotherapy sessions, was inspiring.

She said the birthday cards Nick wrote will offer the twins a more intimate insight into who their father was during that phase of his life.

Stepping up her campaign, Victoria is backing a petition that demands increased awareness around brain cancer.

Despite brain tumors being the leading cause of deaths from cancer among children and young adults under the age of 40, a mere 1% of the UK's cancer research funding has been allocated to them since 2002, as per recorded data.

Many people were touched by the family's story, taking to social media to share their devastation over Nick's passing.

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One person wrote: "What a thoughtful thing to do whilst going through something so unimaginably bad, so sad yet heartwarming. I wish these little girls all the best in their future and the memory of their daddy be kept alive for here on out."

Another remarked: "That he has lost his life so young. What a lovely thing he has done for his children. Condolences to all the family."

A third suggested: "There needs to be more funding for brain tumour research and treatments."

Featured image credit: George Dolgikh / Pexels