Terminally Ill (Step) Father Who Fundraised For (Step) Daughter’s Cancer Treatment Dies Aged 32

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An inspirational dad who raised more than £500,000 to fund his six-year-old stepdaughter’s cancer treatment while he battled a brain tumour has died.

Tom Attwater, 32, captured the hearts of a nation by fighting his own ill health while ensuring stepdaughter Kelli Smith was given the best chance of life.

The youngster endured childhood cancer neuroblastoma aged just three months old and then again aged three in 2012.

But the family were dealt another devastating blow after Tom was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer in September that year.

Dedicated Tom ignored his own health concerns and instead focused on fundraising for the daughter of his 28-year-old wife Joely.

He vowed to raise half a million pounds before his death so that Kelli could receive pioneering medical care not available on the NHS.

And in December last year his dying wish came true as he hit the £500,000 mark to be…

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