17 Sep 2015

Go Gold for Kane

Cancer is a cruel devastating disease and I doubt if there’s anyone reading this that has not been touched by it in some way. I can’t begin to imagine the heartbreak of losing a child to cancer. Many Gazette readers will be familiar with the tragic story of brave schoolboy Kane McElhinney from Houston who lost his battle with liver cancer when he was just 12 years old. Kane’s courage captured the hearts of many here in Renfrewshire and further afield and £20,000 was raised for Kane to have pioneering treatment in Germany but sadly he lost his life in 2013. His mum Gayle, who discovered she had cancer during Kane’s battle, delayed her own treatment to spend more time with him. She is terminally ill but is still fighting to remind everyone that there are thousands more children like Kane. September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month and one of Gayle’s final wishes is to help turn Facebook ‘gold’ for the rest of the month in recognition of Kane and all the brave boys and girls. You can visit Kane’s Wishlist Facebook page and use any of the photos as your profile photo. You can also add a banner by visiting http://twibbon.com/support/go-gold-project.