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Boy, 8, writes letter asking people to save his dad's life

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An eight-year-old boy has written a heartbreaking letter to ask people to sign up to help save his dad’s life.

Maxwell McCleave typed the letter out to tell people about his dad Pete and the campaign to find a stem cell donor to help him beat blood cancer.

Until two years ago, Pete, from Cheshire, was a fit and healthy 39-year-old. He was an Ironman triathlete, a rugby coach and dad to two sons, Maxwell and Sebastian, with his wife Jenny.

Days after completing the Ironman challenge, in September 2016, Pete came down with a bout of pneumonia that ultimately saved his life.