Husband of cancer-stricken mum in plea for Scots to complete her bucket list, Meeting Ellen is one of them
THE devastated husband of a terminally ill mum has launched a desperate appeal for Scots to complete her bucket list – because she’s too weak to do it.
Kerryann Harper, from Aberdeen, has exhausted all treatments for an aggressive form of cancer, ocular melanoma uveal, which has spread to her liver.
The 31-year-old penned a list of 38 things she wanted to do before losing her battle with the killer disease.
She managed to tick off two tasks before her condition deteriorated – giving her daughter a Christmas Day to remember and walking down the aisle with her dad to marry “best friend” Gillan last month.
But the mum of one is now unable to complete the others which include swimming with dolphins and being an extra in a film.
Her distraught hubby is now calling on the public to complete the bucket list in Kerryann’s name.
Posting on social media, Gillan, 37, said: “Kerryann is currently losing her battle with cancer and time is not something we have anymore.
“We tried to raise money to let her achieve her bucket list but unfortunately now she is just too weak.
“The only thing I can think of is to let Kerryann have the experience through yourselves; the stranger, friend or simply anyone kind enough to help.”
Gillan is hoping watching other people complete the tasks – which also include seeing Britney Spears in Vegas and meeting The Rock – will help frail Kerryann smile during her cancer battle.
He added: “I would love to show her some videos of people doing things just to see her smile again.
“I know most won’t know her but I can promise you, if you ever met Kerryann for more than five minutes you would understand how amazing she is.
“She is the most beautiful person I’ve met inside and out and would put herself last in a room full of strangers to see any one of them smile.”
And the couple have been inundated with support from strangers who have completed some of the bucket list tasks.
KERRYANN'S BUCKET LIST
Drive a fast car
Go to a burlesque show/bar
Go to Wales
See more of Scotland
Go to a masquerade ball
Meet an A list Celebrity (So many to choose from but number 1 is the Rock)
Go to a film premier
Be in the Graham Norton audience
See the Lion King on stage
Spend my birthday in another country
Spend Christmas/ NYE in a lodge in the mountains
Get a full body exfoliation and Turkish bath
To be an extra in a film
Drive an old classic soft top car
Swim with dolphins
Shark dive in a cage
See the northern lights in Iceland
Take Emely to Disney Florida
Take Emely to Lapland
Go to Dubai
Roadtrip round America (San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Vegas, Seattle)
Roadtrip round Canada
See Pink in concert
See Britney in Vegas
Go to a country music festival
Go to Coachella
Go to an Ellen Degeneres show
Fly first class longhaul
Use a gun at a shooting range
Go to an American basketball game
Cycle round central park NYC
Spend Thanksgiving or 4th July in the states
Run through a cornfield (from a horror film – but in daylight)
The Facebook post, which has been shared more than 20,000 times, is bursting with snaps of America and Canada and people at gigs and live shows.
The public have even started a social media campaign to get celebs including The Rock, Ellen Degeneres and Graham Norton involved in Kerryann’s campaign.
Overwhelmed by the support, Gillan added: “Thank you all so much for everything, the comments and pictures have been so nice to go through with my wife, had me in tears a few times today.
“Kerryann is the strongest person I’ve ever met and I hope our daughter Emely has half the strength – which I assume will make her a superhero.
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