Student given £5,000 donation by Jack Grealish sadly dies before he could get life-saving treatment
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The student who received a £5,000 donation from Jack Grealish has sadly died after being given just weeks to live.
Dylan Lamb was suffering from back pain when he went to A&E last year.
The 20-year-old thought he’d just pulled a muscle but was diagnosed with Precursor T-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia.
A blood test confirmed he had a white blood cell count that was ‘through the roof’.
The University of Liverpool student was studying international business and was soon having chemotherapy, just days after his diagnosis.
Following this, by July 2022, Dylan was told he was in remission.
But less than a year later, in June 2023, he started feeling pain in his lower back again.
However, Dylan sadly died on Saturday (26 August). A post on social media from his friends read: “He went in his sleep with his family by his side, having said his goodbyes to all of his friends the day before and he was still full of laughs and jokes.
"I cannot put into words the love that us lads and Dylan's family have felt through this difficult time.
“We cannot thank everyone enough for the continued support and love. I hope we have done you proud bro and I hope you know that we will always love you."
He wrote: “Please read,” while donating £5,000 himself.
Dylan’s family had previously wrote on the GoFundMe: “Dylan is 20! He should be planning his fantasy football team, returning to university, lads holidays, his whole future, but instead he is trying to prepare himself for the worst.
“He sees elderly people getting into their cars after treatment feeling ‘I won’t ever get to live a long life like they have’. It makes our hearts ache to hear those words.
“He is so loved by so many people and has touched so many other people’s lives. Please help us to help Dylan live that life he so loves and deserves.”