Staffordshire Student Supported by Jack Grealish Dies in Cancer Battle
The battle against cancer for a young Staffordshire resident has ended in sorrow.
Dylan Lamb Cause of Death
Dylan Lamb, a 20-year-old hailing from Burton, had initially sought medical attention earlier this year due to persistent back pain.
Regrettably, the diagnosis he received was far graver than anticipated – Precursor T-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia. Fueled by an unwavering determination to save his life, Dylan’s friends and family took to the digital realm, launching an online fundraising campaign. The aim was to amass the necessary funds to facilitate vital treatment overseas, specifically in the United States. A substantial contribution of £5,000 from Manchester City football sensation, Jack Grealish, lent a notable boost to this noble cause.
Tragically, the latest reports from The Mirror confirm that Dylan’s valiant fight has come to an end over the past weekend. A message shared on social media recounts the circumstances of his passing: “He peacefully departed in his slumber, surrounded by his loved ones. The day prior, he had bid heartfelt farewells to his circle of friends, his spirits undiminished as he shared laughs and banter. The outpouring of affection and support from both Dylan’s mates and his family during these trying times is profoundly moving. We are profoundly appreciative of the unwavering support and affection extended to us. Dear brother, we hope we’ve done justice to your spirit, and please know, you’ll forever remain in our hearts.”
Dylan, at the nascent stage of his academic journey as a first-year student at the University of Liverpool, was struck by a condition predominantly affecting young men. His struggle had been marked by excruciating pain that he endured for a considerable period. Initially prescribed pain relief by his general practitioner, he later sought care at the Accident and Emergency department, accompanied by his mother. Swiftly, he found himself embarking on a chemotherapy regimen, followed by the sobering news of the necessity for a stem cell transplant.
The aspirations of Dylan’s nearest and dearest soared high, aiming to secure a staggering £1 million in order to transport him across the Atlantic for CAR-T treatment – an option that eluded him within the UK’s healthcare system. A close confidant, Fred Trevelyan, reflected on the impact of Dylan’s presence within their tight-knit group: “He was an integral thread in our close-knit tapestry of friends. His absence leaves an indelible void in all our lives.”
Among those paying their respects on social media was Burton’s eminent heavyweight boxer, Frazer Clarke. Dylan’s aunt, Karen, also expressed her sentiments online: “May you rest serenely, my beloved.”