A YOUNG Liverpool fan aged nine lost his battle with leukaemia after a desperate search for a bone marrow donor.
Today Elliot Wild’s mum Jackie paid tribute to her son who died on Tuesday night.
She said: “We were a week away from a transplant, we had a donor and then the cancer returned five days before the operation, so we were heartbroken.”
Elliot’s plight prompted more than 1,000 people to sign up to the Antony Nolan Trust register in the hope of finding a match for the Higher Bebington School pupil.
Support from one of his LFC heroes Brad Jones and appeals for help at the derby game saw people across Merseyside sign up.
Jackie said: “Claire House have been amazing – we were just an ordinary family, we had everything in life and suddenly we’ve got nothing.
“Claire House is a charity and they helped us through it all.