A dad with terminal cancer has enjoyed his son's first Christmas early as he fears he won't see the actual day.
41-year-old plasterer, Jay Clark, and his girlfriend Caroline Donoghue had their first son ten months ago. Maxie was a miracle child as doctors told the couple they couldn't have children.
When Caroline was seven months pregnant, Jay fell ill. The Mirror reported that he was suffering with crippling stomach pain. Soon, his skin turned yellow as because a tumour was pressing against his bile duct.
It turned out he was suffering from pancreatic cancer.
They don't know how long he has left, so with help from the Mirror they celebrated Christmas early - just in case.
Jay told the newspaper: "Getting an early Christmas was something, finally, we could look forward to. But even then I very nearly didn't make it. Last night I was in agony with Caroline pouring out morphine for me.
"But Maxie really is the thing that keeps me going. He's a little miracle in so many ways. Any one of us can get cancer. The difference is I have the luxury of knowing roughly when and how I'm going to die. And that gives me time to prepare."
He's also written cards for Maxie to open throughout his childhood.
Such a tragic story.
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