KIND-hearted staff at one of the an automotive manufacturer have given up their Christmas gift so an ill colleague can undergo life-saving treatment.
ZF Peterlee employee Liam Debbage was diagnosed with an extremely rare form of cancer, Clear Cell Sarcoma, 16 months ago.
The cancer, which was discovered after the 31-year-old injured his shoulder playing squash, is so rare that it only affects around 200 people in the world.
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After diagnosis, dad-of-two Liam was given the devastating news that there was no treatment available on the NHS and that he, his wife Michelle and their family and friends must prepare for the worst.
However, after researching the cancer, they found that a drug, Pembrolizumab, which is being used in clinical trials at seven locations around the country, including the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle, …