Help Hunterís fight for life

Thursday, 3 November 2016

Help Hunterís  fight for life thumbnailNine-year-old Hunter McCrellis from Portrush.

A NEW pop-up shop, inspired by a young North Coast boy fighting for his life, has opened in Ballymoney to help raise as much money as possible for children with cancer. Earlier this year nine-year-old Hunter McCrellis from Portrush was diagnosed with Burkitts, or BCell non Hodgkin Lymphoma which spread rapidly to his mouth, pancreas and kidneys. He was left fighting for his life in intensive care in March.
With no spare cash, mum Donna has been fundraising to convert the dining room at their home into another bedroom so Hunter can have his own bedroom, reducing the risk of further infections.
Hearing of her efforts, good friend Michelle Moffet took action to help speed up funding by setting up the 'Burst' store, at Silversprings in Ballymoney.
She said: "It's really not right for a child to go through that. Their own fundraising efforts were going slow and so I decided to get involved and do something as well, which is when I came up with the idea of the shop."
Donna praised Michelle for her efforts and said she appreciates all her hard work.
She explained: "I know Michelle, her son who used to be involved in a summer scheme that Hunter attended. Once she heard about Hunter she immediately reached out to help in any way she could.


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