Father of Hornchurch cancer fighter Mitchell Huth, 6 to take part in mountain trek
The father of a boy suffering from an aggressive form of cancer has pledged to climb the third highest peak in England to raise �300,000 needed for his son’s treatment.
Terry Huth from Wingletye Lane, Hornchurch is set to climb the Helvellyn mountain in the Lake District in aid of his son, Mitchell, 6 on Saturday September 10.
Terry said: “I would do anything for my son and I think any parent in my position would climb mount Everest for their child.
“I consider myself to be quite fit, but even if I wasn’t I am just determined to do this.”
Terry, who is working on renovating a new home for his family will also be joined on the trek by 14 other friends.
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The mission will see the friends walking 3.117 feet up the popular Lake District route while taking it many of the spectacular scenes along the way.
Terry said: “No one can begin to imagine how difficult it is, my children are the most important things in my life and nothing else counts.
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“When your child falls over and cuts his leg you can put a plaster on it but there is nothing I can do to help Mitchell other than to comfort and to reassure him so this is one way that I am helping.”
Mitchell is currently undergoing UK antibodies treatment on a trial run, but the treatment has a high percentage of children who relapse after having the antibodies.
The family now need to raise �300,000, which will be used for Mitchell to receive treatment in America if he suffers a relapse.
So far �7,000 has already been raised towards the fund through donations from local businesses, but the group is also appealing for sponsorship from other businesses and individuals.
Terry said: “This is very important for Mitchell, because it increases his chances of survival.
“Nobody has �300,000 in their back pockets so we are just looking at all the different ways we can raise money.”
To donate to the cause visit www.bmycharity.com/MitchellHuthAppeal