A DISABLED teenager who has just a few years left to live has thanked people who have been donating towards his dream trip to Australia.
Corey Haseley, 16, suffers from a very rare life-limiting illness which eats away at his nerves, muscles and cells.
Doctors have told the Wellingborough youngster that he has just two to three years left to live, and he is desperate to raise £8,000 so he can visit his dream holiday destination of Perth while he is still well enough to travel.
The Evening Telegraph featured news of Corey’s desire to journey down under last month. Since then he has been sent several cheques by well-wishers keen to help him make his dream become a reality, and the total amount raised now stands at almost £5,000. But he still needs to raise another £3,000.
Corey has previously raised money for charities himself, but a recent long spell in hospital stalled his fundraising activities.
Corey said: “People have been sending me cheques. I had one cheque for £300 this week which had been sent from the Birmingham area.
“I am blown away. I still can’t get my head around the fact that people want to help me. It would mean the world to me if I get enough money to be able to go.
“I would like to go around and personally give each person who has donated a big hug to say thank you.
“It means everything to me because I want to go to Australia before my condition takes hold of me any more and I can’t travel.”
Any individuals or businesses who would like to donate to Corey’s appeal can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.