Thousands pour in to help Zack

Thousands pour in to help Zack

A FUNDRAISING campaign in aid of a terminally-ill five-year-old has passed the £25,000 mark. 

‘Zack’s Memory Fund’ was originally set up to help Zack Barrett and his family create as many memories as possible after the youngster was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour in November.

The page was initially set up with a target of just £500, but thousands of pounds more was quickly raised and Zack’s family have now decided to look into trials being developed which could treat the tumour.

Zack’s mum Katie, dad Ryan and identical twin Leo were given the news that the youngster had just 18 months to live with radiotherapy treatment.

The trials, which are at a very early stage, are not available on the NHS and so the family, who are originally from Mirfield, have focused their fundraising on potential treatments.

‘Zack’s Memory Fund’ has now been changed to ‘Zack’s Fight’ to reflect the change of focus.

Writing on the fundraising page, Katie said: “We are looking into different treatments for Zack. Unfortunately these trials can be very expensive, but if we have a chance of helping our boy we must look into these as without it we all know the outcome.

“So we are appealing to everyone to help in any way they can big or small.

“I know anyone in our situation would do the same if it was their child.”

The Go Fund me page now stands at £25,858 – just over a quarter of the way the family’s target of £100,000.

To donate, visit www.gofundme.com/zack-  barrett/donate.

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