Leave EU campaigner Sam Gould reveals he has just months to live
News | | Published: 15:00, Thursday May 11th, 2017.
Sam Gould, the prominent Brexit campaigner and the face of UKIP in Caerphilly, has said doctors have told him he has just months to live.
The 33-year-old, who is a father to three young daughters, recently revealed he had stage four bowel cancer which had spread to his liver.
Doctors have said the cancer is inoperable and that he is too ill for chemotherapy.
He said: “The doctors were looking like they really didn’t want to tell me. I had to ask them was it days, weeks, months or years.
“They said the way the cancer was progressing was so unpredictable that it was a matter of months.”
Despite the news that nobody ever wants to hear, Mr Gould is trying to remain as positive as he can.
He has quit politics and has stepped down from UKIP to concentrate on his health and his family.
He said: “As a devout Christian, it is all in God’s hands – it’s between me and my man upstairs.
“If I beat this, then it is due to him up there.
“So many people from across Caerphilly have been in touch. My wife goes down to our daughter’s school and people give her hugs.
“We’re taking each day as it comes. Every moment of every day is so precious now. I’m never ever going to take anything for granted again.”
He added: “If I can beat the EU on smaller odds, then I can beat this.”
Mr Gould used social media to great effect during his time campaigning for Brexit and UKIP and he has now turned to the internet to share his story and urging people not to ignore symptoms that could be indicative of bowel cancer. He has been regularly posting videos and messages on Facebook and Twitter urging people to get themselves checked out and to not ignore the warning signs he did.