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Man Gets Huge Boris Johnson Tattoo To Raise Money For Young Woman Fighting Cancer

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A man has got a huge tattoo of Boris Johnson on his belly to help raise money for a woman to get life-saving cancer treatment.

Kenny Wilding, 42, from Kidderminster, says everyone loves his tattoo, which he got to help family friend Megan Smith, 25, who was diagnosed with stage four rectal cancer in January 2019.

Megan's family have been trying to raise £150,000 so that she can fly to the US for a clinical trial.

Kenny's tattoo took two hours to complete. Credit: Jam Press
Kenny's tattoo took two hours to complete. Credit: Jam Press
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Kenny's tattoo took two hours to complete and shows the PM pulling a face.

"It all started when I saw Megan's GoFundMe page and saw she needed to raise money to save her life," Kenny told Jam Press.

"It is her last chance of survival so I wanted to do something to help.

"I have other tattoos, including a big hunting scene on my back, and chose to get Boris tattooed on me as I thought it would raise a lot of money.

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"I think Bozza is a legend and have never seen anyone with a tattoo of him."

Credit: Jam Press
Credit: Jam Press

Kenny also had a tattoo done on his arm in May 2020 that says Meg's Army, as a tribute to Megan Smith's fight.

Kenny was inked by his friend Gaz Pegler at Small Circle Tattoos last November, raising £800 for the cause.

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Megan's family are raising money for treatment in the US. Credit: Jam Press
Megan's family are raising money for treatment in the US. Credit: Jam Press

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The tattoo would normally have cost £200 but the money was donated by a friend.

Kenny said: "It hurt - you could say I nearly wet myself.

"At first I thought I might regret my tattoo of Bozza, but everyone loves it.

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"I will never regret doing it as it was for a special young lady."

Megan was initially misdiagnosed with Crohn's disease and haemorrhoids before finally receiving the tragic news.

Doctors also found she has a rare type of mutation, KRASG12V, that only occurs in 8% of rectal cancer patients.

The mutation is highly aggressive and makes the cancer spread faster.

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She has been referred to the Keck Medical Centre in Los Angeles, California, to receive treatment if the family can raise enough funds.

Megan's sister, Terri Smith, 34, said: "When Kenny first told us that he was having a tattoo done to raise money for Megan's treatment we all laughed but thought it was a brilliant idea.

"It's so relevant with everything going on at the moment and definitely something Kenny would do as he's very humorous and loves nothing more than to make people laugh - even more so during difficult times.

"The support that everyone has shown so far has been so overwhelming but absolutely amazing.

"My sister needs all the help and support she can get to help fight this awful disease and me and my family are so grateful for everything everyone's done."

The family have raised more than £46,000 to date. You can donate to Megan's fund here.

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Amelia is a journalist at LADbible. After studying journalism at Liverpool John Moores and Salford Uni (don't ask), she went into PR and then the world of music. She spent a few years working on festivals and events. Soon realising you can't pay your bills with guestlist, she went back to her roots. In her spare time, Amelia likes music, Liverpool FC, and spending good, quality time with her cat, Paul. You can contact Amelia at [email protected]