Three children lose both parents to cancer in same week

Modesto Morganelli
Febbraio 13, 2017

They're hoping to raise enough money for the couple's three children, Oliver, 13; Hannah, 18, and Luke, 21 so they can stay in the family home.

Mike Bennet was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2013 and had been nursed at home by Julie and the children.

Image Caption: Mr and Mrs Bennet were cared for at the same hospice after falling ill.

Family spokesperson, Heather Gallagher, said: "We are all incredibly sad this morning as we come to terms with Julie's passing, however she died knowing that people from our community and all over the United Kingdom and around the world have come together to support her children as the JustGiving page has reached over £64,000".

She said: "The kids are astounded, they couldn't believe it".

'Words can not express our desperate sadness for such a handsome family. She said: "Facing a double terminal cancer diagnosis is beyond belief and as a community we are working hard to support the family so that they can stay together and ensure that they can continue their education as planned".

She said their parents had been "besotted" with each other.

Mrs Heaton Gallagher, 36, said friends had set up a JustGiving page to ensure the children could stay in the family home, buy a vehicle and continue their studies.

"The biggest challenge is that the family vehicle, a Motorbility auto has to be returned, meaning that the kids can't get around to manage practical and personal activities".

Earlier in the week, the children shared a photo of their parents, Mike and Julie Bennet, holding hands during their final days together in a hospice in the Wirral, Merseyside. All three children thrive on the stage and I know that Julie and Mike would not want this to stop their children from dancing and performing.

My brother, sister and I are overwhelmed by the enormous support and generosity we have received from so many friends and well wishers.

With their Motability vehicle needing to be returned, keeping the children mobile and supporting them practically, as well as emotionally, as they face the future without their mum and dad is a priority.

Then in 2016 Julie, 50, a primary school teacher, was diagnosed with breast cancer in May 2016.

"We really appreciate it and would like everyone to know that our mum takes a great amount of comfort from knowing that we are being supported so well by friends, family and kind-hearted strangers". They have no nearby family in Wirral. But any help for this wonderful family will make a real difference to their lives'.

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