Joseph was diagnosed in January 2008 with Lymphoma and had 2 years of treatment until January 2010 when he was placed in remission and enjoyed most of 2010 until Boxing Day when he started to feel unwell.
He was taken back to the Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham where, after undergoing various tests, was diagnosed with Leukaemia and required a bone marrow transplant.
His transplant was done at the Sheffield Children’s Hospital in July 2011 and was quite successful in beating the Leukaemia, unfortunately Joseph suffered with various viruses which are known to follow bone marrow transplants and he fought courageously to overcome all of them.
In June 2013 after battling both Lymphoma and Leukaemia and putting up a tremendous fight Joseph passed away.
Joseph had spoken many times about setting up a charity to provide small wishes to children with life limiting illnesses and to offer financial support to their families whilst going through treatment.
Mark, Joseph's Dad and I decided to continue with Joseph's plans and shortly after Joseph passed away the 'Joseph Cooper Trust' was born.
Unfortunately in January 2015 I lost Mark to cancer. He too, like Joseph had battled for many years and was an incredible person who I shared my life with for 24 years.
My only choice then was to continue with our plans and get the Trust up and running.