Family appeal for help to allow father watch his little girl grow

Theresa and Rob Mottram with daughter Lily-May

Theresa and Rob Mottram with daughter Lily-May - Credit: Archant

A wife has appealed for donations to help her “miracle man” continue to watch his daughter grow.

Rob Mottram, 30, was told he had 18 months to live in 2009.

But, six years later he has proved the predictions wrong and his wife, Teresa, has started fundraising for a drug in the hope it will stay that way.

Teresa, 28, of Victoria Road, Romford, met Rob 12-years-ago at The Slaters Arms pub, in London Road.

In 2009, the couple were left “devastated” when he was diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor.

She said: “You can’t ever really prepare yourself for something to completely change your life like this.

“We didn’t know what to do at the time but we knew there must be a way to fight it.”

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Despite the terminal diagnosis, 30-year-old Rob continued with chemotherapy treatment and responded positively, allowing him to see his two-year-old daughter Lily-May grow.

Teresa said: “We call him our miracle man because it is a true miracle that he has lived this long even though the tumor was meant to be terminal.

“We were told by doctors that he wouldn’t be able to have children either but once again we proved everyone wrong.”

But, the couple – who have been married for four years – were told last month that they should start making memories after the effects of his treatment began to subside.

They are now hoping to raise money for Avastin, a life-prolonging drug that is at this time not available through the NHS.

Quizzes, fun days and a bungee jump are all being organised in aid of Rob.

Teresa said: “We are desperate for people to help us because we want him to be around for as long as possible to watch Lily-May grow up.

“They are both my world and I really don’t want to lose him.”

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