Lifetime Newcastle United teenage supporter, Daniel Squires, has lost his fight with cancer.
Daniel Squires – tragically lost his battle with cancer last Friday
But the Newcastle United club and the players, have been magnificent in their support for the youngster, who tragically passed away last week.
A spokesman for the club said last night Newcastle players had been touched by the 16-year-old’s “bravery and courage” as he battled terminal cancer for over 9 months.
Daniel met with the Newcastle United team, and captain Michael Owen visited Daniel in hospital during his treatment.
He lost a leg to bone cancer 18 months ago, and last November he was given the devastating news for anybody, that nothing more could be done to save his life.
Daniel tried to live his last days on this earth to the full, and took a trip to Amsterdam, amongst other activities.
Daniel died in his motherâ€™s arms last Friday.
A Newcastle United spokeman said:
“Daniel was a big Newcastle United fan, and the players were impressed with his bravery and courage when they met him.â€
“Everybody at the club sends their deepest condolences.”
Niall Anderson was his head master at Hebburn Comprehensive School and said:
“It was with intense sadness that we learned of the death of Daniel Squires, our former pupil and friend.â€
“In school, we have been proud to support fund-raising for Daniel, and for the Children’s Cancer Unit.”
Unfortunately, Daniel’s death has devastated his father Mark, 36, and mother Becky Robinson, 36, brother Jack, seven, 15-year-old sister Lois, and all his many friends. These tragedies certainly let us all know what’s really important in life.
A spokesman for the Teenage Cancer Trust said:
“Our thoughts are with Daniel’s family.”
“It is the memory of Daniel, and many others like him, that inspires us to provide the best care and support for young cancer patients.”
We are so sorry to hear about this, and offer our sincere and heart-felt condolences to Daniel’s parents and family. It’s always so heart wrenching when this happens to one so very young, and it’s difficult for us to even write this story.
Maybe Newcastle can achieve something special next season in Danielâ€™s memory â€“ we’re sure heâ€™ll still be watching.