A father in England says he doesn’t know how much time he has left to live after a pain in his shoulder turned out be a rare form of bone cancer that doctors say can’t be cured.
Jack Wells is 23 years old and has a 2-year-old daughter, reports the Daily Mail.
The London man said he has been living with pain in his shoulder for some time and doctors reportedly told him it was due to a pinched nerve or pulled muscle.
“The pain was really horrible, it’s hard to explain. It paralyzed my arm so I couldn’t move it, couldn’t stretch it,” Wells told the Daily Mail. “My body locked and I couldn’t move with the pain. I just couldn’t work out what was wrong with me.”
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He said he continued to work through the pain but eventually lost his job because it was causing him to miss so much work.
Shortly after that, his mother spotted a lump under his right arm and convinced him to go back to the doctor.
“I was diagnosed with cancer on the 11th March 2015 with the doctors assuming it was either a type of Sarcoma or Lymphoma,” Wells writes in part on a GoFundMe page he has set up.
More tests revealed he has Ewing’s sarcoma, a rare bone cancer often found in children, according to the Daily Mail.
“I met with a professor and he explained to me that it was incurable and that it had spread to other bones and it had badly affected my lungs, pelvis and I was told that they could only do so much for me (treatment-wise) and eventually it would take over and win,” Wells writes on the GoFundMe page.
He says doctors have not yet been able to tell him how long he has to live.
“I have a little girl (2 years old) to look after and take care of and at the moment she does not understand what is happening to her dad,” he writes. “I want to make sure that I can support her and give her the best time while I am here. Any money that I have left over will be used for my daughter for her future and education and part will be donated to my hospital (UCLH).”
In the meantime, Wells told the Daily Mail, he is creating a “memory book” for his daughter to document their time together.