Real Stories: Brave husband lost his battle against cancer after raising £500,000 for daughter's treatment

Credit: Attwater family

Tonight on Real Stories Ranvir Singh meets the wife of Tom Attwater who raised £500,000 for his daughter’s specialist cancer treatment despite facing his own battle with the disease.

Aged 21, Joely Attwater gave birth to daughter Kelli, her first born. Just months later Kelli was fighting a rare childhood cancer. She initially beat the disease before suffering a relapse at three years of age.

While mum Joely was coming to terms with her daughter’s ill health, she started dating 29 year old Tom Attwater. But he too was to fight his own battle, a terminal brain tumour. This didn’t stop him desperately trying to raise £500,000 for specialist cancer treatment. But not for himself...for Kelli should she suffer another relapse.

Sadly, Tom passed away in September 2015 aged just 32, but not before recording a special video message for Kelli. In the final episode of the series, the family share this precious moment with Ranvir and Kelli recalls some of the battles her family have faced.

Watch the video below to see what is to come in tonight’s episode of Real Stories.

Don’t miss Real Stories with Ranvir Singh on ITV at 7:30pm as Joely bravely opens up about the battles her family have faced. Let us know your thoughts using #RealStories on social media.

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Useful Links:

Brain Tumour Research

NHS Information on Neuroblastoma