KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 5 ― A person from Norfolk, England shall be working the marathon this Sunday accompanied by a tattoo on his leg drawn utilizing his son’s ashes.
Kev Pitcher, who misplaced his son Benny to most cancers final yr, advised Every day Mail that Benny’s ashes had been combined with ink for the tattoo, which exhibits father and son strolling off into the space.
It additionally options the phrases: ‘You do not have to be 6ft 6in to be a Superhero’.
The 47-year-old Pitcher, from East Runton, mentioned the marathon he could be working ― Poppy Line Marathon ― was in reminiscence of his son.
Proceeds will go in direction of East Anglia’s Youngsters’s Hospices (EACH), Cromer Youngsters’s Charity and a 3rd charity Kevin and his spouse Julie are establishing referred to as Benny’s Battalion, which is able to assist different households with youngsters who’ve most cancers.
With the tattoo, Pitcher, who runs a cleansing and laundry enterprise with Julie, mentioned Benny would be a part of him within the occasion.
“He’ll run that marathon with me ― he’ll begin and end the race with me,” he mentioned.
Recalling the time when Benny was recognized, Pitcher mentioned the household was on a vacation at Skegness.
“Every thing gave the impression to be okay, however he got here off the trip and the facet of his face dropped.”
“Two days later we had been advised we had 9 months,” he mentioned, including Benny was recognized with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) – a kind of tumour that begins within the mind stem.