Imagine the elation that comes with being told your wife is expecting twins. What an amazing experience this new life is, new beginnings, new additions to the family. Imagine then, five months later, sitting in front of a doctor being told to get your affairs in order.

“Unfortunately there’s nothing we can do” were the words that stuck with Declan Ferguson. He had just been diagnosed with Stage 4 abdominal cancer. Declan’s story would melt the hardest of hearts. The young man from Lavey in Co Cavan has been on an emotional roller coaster over the past six months, travelling to the USA for cancer treatment and missing out on the birth of his twins. It’s been especially tough on the young family, that includes wife Louise, two-year-old son Dara and newborn twins Lauren and Declan.