Cancer mum

A mum-of-two identified with lung most cancers regardless of by no means smoking made a heartbreaking last want for her two younger daughters and husband earlier than her loss of life. Jo Reszczynski, 34, knew that her time was coming to an finish and urged her household to proceed celebrating life and making reminiscences collectively after she was gone. Her husband Chris, 37, and daughters Olivia, 9, and Bella, 5, have not let her down. Final month they revisited a number of the websites she beloved in New York on a visit the mum organised for her household, the Liverpool Echo stories.

Mum Jo urged her husband and kids to journey and make reminiscences collectively
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In February the dad and daughters – who name themselves The Three Amigos – went to Disneyland Paris. Jo, from Woodchurch, Wirral, spent two years combating lung most cancers earlier than she died in January. She identified in September 2016 although she had by no means smoked, and underwent gruelling chemotherapy and radiotherapy therapy.

Chris and the women went to New York to go to a few of Jo’s favorite locations
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Medical doctors eliminated two thirds of one in all her lungs whereas eradicating a tumour throughout surgical procedure. Since her loss of life, her husband and kids have rallied spherical one another and have vowed to fulfil her last want. Final weekend Chris was named Merseyside’s Biggest Dad after Olivia and Bella put him ahead for the Echo’s competitors. They bought the decision with the excellent news on Father’s Day.

Chris was named Merseyside’s Biggest Dad after the women entered him within the contest
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Chris stated: “I was surprised. We’d just pulled up at Chester Zoo and Jenny (Ollerhead, Jo’s best friend who helped the girls nominate Chris in secret) phoned to say would I call someone as they had just phoned with some news. Then Jenny explained they’d put me forward and the kids were giggling at the back of the car. When I phoned, they said they were delighted to tell me I’d won.” Olivia admits she had forgotten all about placing their dad in for the prize however her and Bella’s emotions for him are by no means removed from their thoughts. She stated: “I believe he’s one of the best dad on this planet. When my mum wasn’t properly he sorted her hundreds and went to the hospital together with her on a regular basis. He additionally spent a great deal of time with me and my sister so it’s been fairly arduous for him.

Jo was simply 34 when she died after battling lung most cancers
“I think he’s been quite good at managing as well because now he’s on his own it’s quite difficult for him to deal with us. “I’m guessing he feels quite lonely sometimes. When he won the competition, I felt dead happy for him and I didn’t want to tell him just before, in case he didn’t win.” The group spirit that’s palpable across the Reszczynski family as they pull collectively after the lack of Jo has additionally led to a change in household dynamics. Olivia helps out with the laundry (so far as she’s involved the washer is enjoyable) and Bella is great at finding out everybody’s garments as soon as they’re out of the dryer and folding them up. Chris is now studying deal with hair straighteners and hair dryers for his ladies and he’s already proved his expertise within the make-up division by dressing each ladies up in some spectacular Harley Quinn outfits, full with full hair and face paints for a superhero day at their college, Christ Church in Moreton.

Chris says his spouse Jo was the “best mother”
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He says: “Even when they were little, I used to have pamper nights with them and they’ve been known to paint my toenails too. “But I love it, I always wanted girls and we got what we wanted and they’re perfect. “I can plait now, I’m trying to learn to braid and they teach me how to use straighteners and stuff. We’re close and I’ve told the girls that there’s times they may have wanted to talk to Jo but they can come to me. We’re close. We’re a great team.” He continues: “I’m going again to work on July 30 in order that’s going to be difficult. “I joined the police in 2016 and 10 weeks into the 26-week course, my spouse was identified so I needed to go off. Then I went again in 2017 and she or he bought a secondary prognosis so I went off once more and now I’m going again once more however they’ve been unbelievable; the help I’ve had from the police has been wonderful. “So then I’m going to be juggling issues like college runs with the job however the ladies have stated to not fear and that they’ll slot in round me.

Olivia and Bella dressed up because the comedian guide character Harley Quinn
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“I love them to bits. They’re the best couple of girls in the world and we have had a tough time, coming up for two years now. “Olivia got a resilience award at Christ Church last year from the Bishop for showing Christian values and Bella is doing great in the school too. “I’m just so proud of them and as much as people say I’m a great dad, they’re great daughters.” Chris provides: “When my spouse wasn’t properly, one of many issues she wished us to do was to go to Disneyland Paris. “We went in February for 4 days and we did the Princess Fortress and all the pieces, then we had a pleasant little seaside vacation for Olivia’s birthday and in Might, her mum had organized for us to go to New York.
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“My wife had been there four years before and we stayed where she stayed. “We went to see The Lion King on Broadway and honestly, everywhere we go, people come up to us and say that the girls are a credit to me and they’re beautiful inside and out. “Every time we’ve been travelling, we’ve had tops made. We’ve had The Three Amigos do New York and then we had The Three Amigos do Disneyland Paris, so every time we go away we’ve had jumpers printed. “I just want to say how proud I am of both of them. People often say it’s about me with them but I couldn’t do it without the girls. “There’s days that I don’t want to get out of bed but they really help me keep going. “I used to have conversations with Jo and panic and worry about the future. She said to me, they’ll get you through. “She was the best mother to the girls. I can never replace her and she will never be forgotten. I am trying to make her proud with everything I do and bring up the girls as she would have wanted.”


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