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defjam 10:19 Sun Sep 11
12 Year old WHU fan fighting cancer again - RiP - Minute’s applause 12th minute home game against Burnley
http://www.kentonline.co.uk/gravesend/news/schoolboy-loses-cancer-battle-116902/

A young boy whose second battle with cancer inspired donations and messages of support from all over the world has died from his illness.

Jack Howard passed away on Monday at the age of just 12 after weeks of pioneering treatment in Los Angeles failed to cure his kidney cancer.

The Gravesend Grammar School student and his family jetted off to America's west coast back in September, but they returned to their Hartley home last month after it became clear the treatment had not worked.

His aunt, Keely Howard, set up an online fundraiser to help pay for his treatment and accommodation in the States, which when added to other donations raised well in excess of the £250,000 needed.

Speaking on behalf of Jack's parents, Nick and Zoe, she described the public support as "overwhelming".

She said: "We raised all that money, but unfortunately it can't buy everything.

"It's been overwhelming and we're really grateful for all the help and support, and Jack was grateful.

"As parents they did everything that they could, but unfortunately he slipped away.

"He was with his mum and dad in bed when it happened and is now in peace with his West Ham shirt on.

"The family are so grateful. They never thought they'd get that support and they're grateful that they had the opportunity to go to the States and give that treatment a go."

Jack, a former pupil of Our Lady of Hartley Primary School, had previously undergone chemotherapy and radiotherapy in 2013.

He also had a kidney removed before going into remission in February 2014, but the cancer returned in December last year. Six months later, doctors thought he only had weeks to live.

He took a dangerous turn just a fortnight before flying to LA, with UK doctors again unsure if he had days or weeks to live.

Once he and the family had made it to the US, the first consultation meeting cost £1,000 alone. The treatment was estimated to cost a total of £250,000, with a £75,000 deposit.

What followed was a strenuous programme of treatment at a children's hospital in Sunset Boulevard, where he was pictured enjoying visits from the resident therapy dog and LA Galaxy soccer star AJ Delagarza, a former teammate of David Beckham.

Jack's battle with the disease went on to receive support from across Kent and beyond, including a donation from his beloved West Ham United and a get well message from The Rolling Stones in Las Vegas.


Former classmates of his parents held a fundraising disco and classmates at Gravesend Grammar had a record breaking West Ham-themed non-uniform day, which raised £6,400.

Hammers co-chairman David Sullivan donated £5,000 and Jack's face was beamed onto the big screen at the London Stadium during a Premier League match against Southampton in September, as fans of both clubs dropped thousands of pounds into collection buckets outside the ground.

Jack's parents, Nick and Zoe, both 42, spoke back in September of their heartbreak over seeing their son having to fight cancer for a second time. They and Jack's siblings, younger brother Callum and little sister Lucy, hoped the treatment abroad could be the answer.

Mrs Howard, a teacher at Jack's old primary school, talked of how her son wanted nothing more than a normal life, and wanted to be a doctor when he grew up.


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simon.s 4:58 Wed Dec 7
Re: 12 Year old WHU fan fighting cancer again - RiP
Well done West Ham

defjam 4:31 Wed Dec 7
Re: 12 Year old WHU fan fighting cancer again - RiP
simon - The club are doing a minutes applause at 12 minutes!

simon.s 4:24 Wed Dec 7
Re: 12 Year old WHU fan fighting cancer again - RiP
Very sad, and especially hard on his family at this time of year.

Be nice for the club to do something like a minute's applause next home game.

panamahat 4:13 Wed Dec 7
Re: 12 Year old WHU fan fighting cancer again - RiP
Terribly sad RIP young fellow Hammer

Wils 3:24 Wed Dec 7
Re: 12 Year old WHU fan fighting cancer again - RiP
Was always looking out for your progress Jack. So saddened by the news. You won't be forgotten.

Hope the club and fans don't let him down and will do something special for him.

nychammer 2:59 Wed Dec 7
Re: 12 Year old WHU fan fighting cancer again - RiP
So sorry, the world can be a cruel place sometimes. RIP little man.

Swiss. 1:12 Wed Dec 7
Re: 12 Year old WHU fan fighting cancer again - RiP
RIP little fella. This really sucks.

Lato 12:22 Wed Dec 7
Re: 12 Year old WHU fan fighting cancer again - RiP
Puts everything into perspective I don't know how I would cope if it was one of my kids. Condolences to his family and friends.

RIP little Hammer

Northern Sold 12:20 Wed Dec 7
Re: 12 Year old WHU fan fighting cancer again - RiP
'kin awful stuff.... RIP Fella...

Kidders 11:45 Tue Dec 6
Re: 12 Year old WHU fan fighting cancer again - RiP
RIP young man, so sad.

NHD 11:38 Tue Dec 6
Re: 12 Year old WHU fan fighting cancer again - RiP
Good night Jack, a very brave young man, rest in peace.

stomper 11:05 Tue Dec 6
Re: 12 Year old WHU fan fighting cancer again - RiP
Bye Jack.
May your family and friends remember the good times you gave them.
Cheers to you all

Dagenhammer 10:37 Tue Dec 6
Re: 12 Year old WHU fan fighting cancer again - RiP
God bless little fella - there are a whole cloud of bubbles with your name on.

Mac 10:31 Tue Dec 6
Re: 12 Year old WHU fan fighting cancer again - RiP
RIP young hammer.

greenie1 10:16 Tue Dec 6
Re: 12 Year old WHU fan fighting cancer again - RiP
RIP young man. My thoughts are with his family.

OccupyGreenStreet 9:50 Tue Dec 6
Re: 12 Year old WHU fan fighting cancer again - RiP
Sad news. RIP young Hammer.

Crassus 9:28 Tue Dec 6
Re: 12 Year old WHU fan fighting cancer again - RiP
Brave young fella and family
His little face with that dog, smiling away ....
RIP son suffer no more

happygilmore 9:24 Tue Dec 6
Re: 12 Year old WHU fan fighting cancer again - RiP
So sad, rest in peace brave young man. May his family find the strength to deal with their heartbreaking loss.

jim@chickenrun 9:19 Tue Dec 6
Re: 12 Year old WHU fan fighting cancer again - RiP
God bless

delboy 9:14 Tue Dec 6
Re: 12 Year old WHU fan fighting cancer again - RiP
Rest in peace young fella, bobby, Ron and john will look out for you

Hasans Fish Bar RIP 9:06 Tue Dec 6
Re: 12 Year old WHU fan fighting cancer again - RiP
Sleep tight little fella. You showed more pluck and fight than I could ever muster. Take a bow

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