Cancer

Seven-year-old boy whose dying wish was to be buried with his mother ‘so she could look after him in heaven’ loses his battle to cancer

  • Filip Kwasny, from Colchester, Essex is in a London hospital with leukaemia
  • Chemotherapy and stem cell transplant have failed to cure the seven-year-old 
  • His final wish is to be buried with his mother so she can look after him in heaven
  • He died in hospital on Friday but raised £41,000 so will be buried next to mother 

By JAMES DUNN FOR MAILONLINE

A seven-year-old boy whose dying wish was to be buried with his mother so she could look after him in Heaven has died peacefully in hospital.

Filip Kwansy lost his mother Agnieszka to cancer in 2011 but was himself diagnosed with juvenile myelomonocytic leukaemia (JMML) in September last year.

After treatment failed, his dying wish was to be buried alongside his mother in her coffin, and his family launched an appeal to make it come true.

Filip died on Friday morning at London’s Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital, but the campaign raised £41,000, enough to fund the burial he had requested.

Final moments: Filip Kwasny, from Colchester, Essex is in London's Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital

Final moments: Filip Kwasny, from Colchester, Essex is in London’s Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital

Now his father, Piotr Kwasny, 40, of Colchester, Essex has thanked the generous public for granting his boy his dying wish.

He said: ‘My little boy has now gone, there will forever be an emptiness beside me and in my heart; but he will never be forgotten and he will always be loved.

‘I really appreciate all the support from the public and from JustGiving which is going to enable me to fulfil Filip’s wish of being put to rest next to his mother.’

Filip was diagnosed with neurofibromatosis type 1 – an accumulation of abnormal blood cells in the bone marrow – when he was two, from which he initially recovered.

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