Date dream fulfilled: 06/06/2018
Summary: Taylor's dream was to meet Deadpool
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20-year-old Taylor is a keen vlogger. Since his cancer diagnosis in December 2017 Taylor has been sharing his story on YouTube to help and inspire others. The diagnosis was Biphenotypic acute leukaemia, a mixture of two types of cancer. He has undergone chemotherapy, radiotherapy and in early May he had a bone marrow transplant. This has been a scary time for him and his family and they still don’t know what the outcome will be.
Taylor was referred to us by a close family friend who told us his dream was to meet Ryan Reynolds, the actor who plays Deadpool. We then spoke to Taylor’s Dad who said, “Our son Taylor is an avid fan of the Marvel films, in particular Deadpool with Ryan Reynolds. As part of Taylor’s cancer treatment/transplant he has been undergoing Total Body Irradiation Therapy and therefore can relate to the character Deadpool as he also endured strong radiotherapy which turned him into a Super hero. As Taylor is our “Super hero” it would mean the world to him and us if his dream could come true!!”
When we received the dream request unfortunately Ryan Reynolds had already left the UK as he was on a promotional tour for the film Deadpool 2. However, he very kindly recorded a personal video message for Taylor which Taylor was over the moon with.
You can watch Ryan’s message to Taylor here: YouTube
“I just wanted to let you know how much that meant to Taylor, words just didn’t cut it! But his face said it all!!! You made a very special young man extremely happy, thank you ever so much.” Dave, Taylor’s Dad.
“Just wanted to say THANK YOU so very much for sorting out the ‘Digital Message’ from Ryan Reynolds to Taylor Cockcroft. He was absolutely delighted and could not believe it. What a great boost it gave him.” Pete, Taylor’s friend.