A Kirkcadly nine-year-old whose mum has survived cancer twice is saying a big ‘thank you’ for every action, big or small that helps in the fight against cancer.
Harvey Goddard celebrated his ninth birthday by posing with a giant ‘thank you’ card alongside his mum Leanne in the Kirkcaldy High Street shop, who are also marking 30 years of community support.
Harvey’s birthdays are always extra special for Leanne who was 20 weeks pregnant with the youngster when she was diagnosed with cancer for the first time.
Leanne (35), a retail manager, is thankful for every moment with her three sons, Colin, aged 16, 15-year-old Declan, and of course Harvey, after she was diagnosed with cancer for a second time in August 2013.
Leanne underwent a lobectomy in October 2013 to remove a cancerous tumour in the top half of her lung. Leanne said: “I could not believe that I was facing cancer again and I was still only in my early 30s. I’d beaten it once before I knew I could do it again with the right treatment.
“The experience of being diagnosed and treated for cancer has helped me appreciate how crucial research is. That’s why Harvey and I are backing Cancer Research UK’s campaign. We want the chance to say ‘thank you’ and encourage everyone in Scotland to join the fight against cancer.”
The giant card will be displayed in the Cancer Research UK shop on Kirkcaldy High Street from today (Thursday).
Visitors are invited to add their own words of thanks to help inspire others and rally local people to the cause.
Supporters can also tweet their thank you messages using the hashtag #ThankYouThursday at @CR_UK.