Family shattered by the loss of a young father who lost the battle against cancer weeks before the birth of a baby girl
Tragedy in which young father loses battle with brain cancer weeks before daughter’s birth, leaving pregnant wife shattered
- Scott ‘Fergs’ Ferguson heroically fought stage four brain cancer for three years
- He tragically died in March, leaving behind his pregnant wife Jaymie
- She says her ‘soul mate’ left her the most incredible gift, their daughter
- A GoFundMe page has raised more than $ 18,000 to support the broken family
A family is shattered by the death of a young father who lost his three-year battle with brain cancer just weeks before his daughter was born.
Scott ‘Fergs’ Ferguson, of NSW, was diagnosed with stage four glioblastoma, the most aggressive and fast-growing brain tumor, in early 2018.
His death is a devastating blow to his family and friends and to his pregnant partner Jaymie, who helped Scott through his battle with cancer.
“Through every tragedy and every triumph, I will be by your side. Time to kick these tumors! ‘She wrote on Facebook in February 2018.
Scott ‘Fergs’ Ferguson was diagnosed in early 2018 with stage four glioblastoma, the most aggressive and fast-growing brain tumors
Since his diagnosis, Scott has undergone two brain surgeries, 56 sessions of radiation, 10 months of chemotherapy, 27 sessions of targeted therapy, and more than 35 attacks.
But his treatment didn’t stop the young couple from continuing to celebrate important milestones and survive five predictions of doctors’ life expectancy.
In March 2018, the couple bought their first home, got Scott back on his beloved motorcycle, got married at the end of 2019 and are expecting a daughter soon.
But he eventually lost his battle with brain cancer, with his partner Jaymie sharing the heartbreaking news in a Facebook post on April 1.
‘It is with the most shattered heart that I have to tell you everything that Fergs grew his wings yesterday, he came home peacefully without pain, just the way he wanted.
Throughout this journey he was nothing short of incredible, he fought to the very last second, never gave up and took care of me and his little girl to the end.
“It’s goodbye for now, honey, but I’ll see you on the other side. I hope you do wheelies in those pearly white gates, ride a tall baby bear, I’ll love you for all eternity. ‘
Hundreds of benefactors inundated Jaymie’s post with messages of love and support, many praising her courage and strength on the arduous journey.
“He fought the toughest fight anyone could ever fight for the love of you and the baby. He will always be there with you and watch over you, ‘wrote a friend.
“Fergs was one of a kind, and his strength and amazing soul will live on through his two girls,” wrote another.
Scott’s treatment didn’t stop the young couple from celebrating important milestones like buying their first home, getting married and celebrating Jaymie’s pregnancy
A GoFundMe page was created in honor of the young family by friend Scott Schmidt, who described his late friend as having an “infectious smile.”
Besides a huge heart and a genuine, humble personality, Scott loved to travel, ride a bike and enjoy a ‘beer or two with friends’.
The fundraiser hopes to ease some financial stress for his heartbroken partner and has received more than $ 18,000 from more than 150 donors in just two days.
In a recent Facebook post, Jaymie thanked her friends and family for all the love and support on behalf of herself and ‘Baby Fergs’.
“While this is the hardest thing I’ve ever experienced, it left me the greatest gift in our daughter,” she wrote.
“I will forever share with her how inspiring and incredible her father was and I hope you all do.”