Student Dylan Lamb, 20, who was awarded £5,000 for cancer treatment by Jack Grealish, has died

A student who Manchester City footballer Jack Grealish gave £5,000 to help treat leukemia has died.

Dylan Lamb, 20, a student at the University of Liverpool, was diagnosed with precursor T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia earlier this year.

Jack Grealish donated £5,000 to a GoFundMe page set up to raise funds to travel to America for life-saving treatment, but friends confirmed he died on Saturday August 26.

Grealish donated £5,000 to the fundraiser. Credit: PA pictures

“He fell asleep with his family by his side, after saying goodbye to all his friends the day before and he was still full of laughter and jokes,” we can read on social networks.“I can’t put into words the love that us guys and Dylan’s family have felt during this difficult time. We can’t thank everyone enough for the continued support and love. I hope we made you proud, bro, and i hope you know we always will. love you.”

Dylan with his girlfriend Phoebe. Credit: Echo of Liverpool

Heavyweight boxer Frazer Clarke was among those to pay tribute on social media following his death while Dylan’s aunt Karen posted: “Rest in peace my beautiful darling.”Dylan, from Staffordshire, went to his GP last year with a back problem and thought he just had a pulled muscle, but blood tests revealed the devastating news that he was suffering T-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

Before undergoing chemotherapy, he made the brave decision to have his sperm frozen in case he became sterile.

After a change in chemotherapy, he was told he was in remission on July 5 last year. He was found to be a donor and underwent a stem cell transplant.

He then began to return to his “normal life” and even resumed his studies in international business at the University of Liverpool, but in June 2023 he again felt pain in his lower back and the devastating news has been confirmed that the cancer had become even more aggressive.

Dylan learned in June 2023 that he had “weeks or months” left to live. Credit: Echo of Liverpool

Dylan’s girlfriend of three years, Phoebe Cole, 20, said: “He had this pain in his lower back which could have been a few different things, he thought he had pulled a muscle. We were going home home for Easter and it got progressively worse, he lost his appetite and he was sick.

“His mother took him to the emergency room in unbearable pain and a blood test showed his white blood cells had exploded. It all happened so quickly that he was diagnosed with leukemia and three days later he was following chemotherapy.”

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