An Irish Celtic fan with terminal mind most cancers has been tattooed with a Rangers tattoo as a part of an try to interrupt a fundraising world file.
Iain Ward, 32, was identified with incurable most cancers two weeks earlier than his thirty first birthday in 2019 after a seemingly benign development turned out to be a mind tumor.
Ward launched an inspirational fundraiser in response to the devastating information and has devoted the remainder of his life to elevating consciousness and cash for most cancers analysis via his marketing campaign Cure Cancer or Die Trying.
Ward, a private coach and comic, is now trying to interrupt the world file for fundraising as a person in a marathon and goals to lift €3,100,000 for most cancers analysis in Eire, the UK, Australia, and the USA.
A part of Ward’s fundraiser entails a raffle whereby profitable contestants can select a tattoo for him each week.
“I stated if you happen to donate you’re in with a lottery likelihood of profitable a tattoo and with every entry they’ll put a unique request per message,” Ward told the Daily Star.
Scottish native Danny Geddes gained one of many raffles final month and thought it might be humorous if Ward received “Glasgow Rangers WATP (We’re the folks)” tattoed on his leg.
“It was only a teasing factor as clearly he’s from the Republic of Eire. It is a enjoyable factor to placed on there and he does not take it too critically,” Geddes instructed the Star.
Ward liked the thought.
“A Scottish man gained. I stated ‘what would you like?’ He stated ‘seeing how you’re from the Republic of Eire and raised Catholic how would you are feeling a couple of Rangers FC tat?’ My response was ‘completely – let’s do it.'”
“I feel it’s humorous. I hate pity – I a lot choose if somebody takes the piss out of me.”
Ward has additionally gotten a tattoo of a Father Ted quote – “Feck Arse Drink Women” – on his leg along with a Pokemon reference.
He has raised roughly €40,000 on JustGiving, the place he posts common updates of his coaching forward of the 2022 London Marathon.
Ward moreover hopes to interrupt the world file for the quickest marathon run whereas dressed as a online game character. He stated that he hopes to complete the 26-mile race in beneath three hours whereas dressed as online game character Strong Snake from the Steel Gear sequence.
“I need to do one thing significant earlier than I die,” he instructed the Star.
Ward stated on his JustGiving marketing campaign that he was lucky that medical doctors discovered his mind tumor earlier than he developed severe symtoms, that means that he has a life expectancy of 1 to 5 years of comparatively high-quality life.
All proceeds from Ward’s fundraiser will go towards most cancers analysis in Eire, Australia, America, and the UK.