A CELTIC fan battling terminal mind most cancers bought a Rangers tattoo as a part of a bid to interrupt a fundraising file.
Iain Ward, 32, was advised he had a tumour in September 2019 after collaborating in a medication trial.
Medical doctors found a development they thought was benign however turned out to be incurable most cancers.
The health teacher and stand-up comedian – from Dublin in Eire – now dedicates his life to elevating cash and consciousness.
And as a part of that he does tattoo raffles the place individuals who donate get an opportunity to order him an inking.
Final month he bought ‘Glasgow Rangers WATP’ on his leg due to Danny Geddes, 58, from Kirkcaldy.
Iain – who plans to run the London Marathon 2022 race in beneath three hours whereas dressed as laptop sport character Strong Snake – mentioned: “I wish to do one thing significant earlier than I die.
“I mentioned in case you donate you’re in with a lottery likelihood of successful a tattoo and with every entry they’ll put a distinct request per message.
“A Scottish man gained. I mentioned ‘what would you like?’ He mentioned ‘seeing how you’re from the Republic of Eire and raised Catholic how would you’re feeling a couple of Rangers FC tat?’ My response was ‘completely – let’s do it’.
“I bought the ‘Rangers WATP’ one 4 weeks in the past. I didn’t know what it meant however I knew it was a membership chant.”
He added: “I feel it’s humorous. I hate pity – I a lot desire if somebody takes the piss out of me.
“And I feel folks in Eire would discover it simply as humorous – nations are big rivals in sports activities however in actuality get on wonderful.
“I’ve additionally bought a Father Ted reference ‘feck arse drink ladies’ from an Irish man in addition to a Pokemon one.”
Danny – a Hibs fan – advised how he got here throughout Iain’s ‘Tattoo Tuesday’ problem on TikTok and was impressed to donate.
He mentioned: “Most cancers impacts everyone so I needed to help him and I made a decision that I used to be going to place in slightly bit of cash for him.
He added: “The tattoo was initially speculated to be ‘I really like Glasgow Rangers’ however he mentioned that had too many characters.
“I went again and mentioned it needs to be ‘Glasgow Rangers WATP (We Are The Individuals)’.
“It was only a teasing factor as clearly he’s from the Republic of Eire. It’s a enjoyable factor to placed on there and he doesn’t take it too severely.”
Iain isn’t an enormous soccer fan however at all times helps Celtic within the huge video games.
He mentioned: “If it was an enormous sport we’d 100 per cent be behind Celtic above all others. Being catholic they’re at all times going to be our tribe.
“And naturally ‘Celtic all the best way’ is a widely known phrase in Dublin so if a Celtic fan wins a tattoo I’d like to get that executed.”
Iain, who has additionally created his personal web site Remedy Most cancers or Die Making an attempt to doc his journey, mentioned: “I gained’t cease till I attain my aim – there’s numerous room on a leg. It’d take a 12 months to get 100,000 followers on TikTok.
“I hope because the channel grows donations will ramp up so I don’t must get like 6,000 tattoos to achieve my goal.”
The earlier particular person file was set by London baptist minister Steve Chalke, 65, who raised £2.32m on the 2011 London Marathon for Christian charity Oasis.
Though the bar is ready excessive a gutsy Iain is already battling by coaching whereas on chemo treatment which he says “slows you down regardless of how match you’re.”
You possibly can donate to Iain’s fundraiser here.
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