A father who was diagnosed with bladder-cancer, and only recently learned that he is in remission, has shared the emotional video of when he broke the good news to his eight year old daughter.
The dad, Chris, was scheduled to go into hospital for two weeks while he battled the disease in his bladder. Instead, he was told that the doctor's could help get rid of the cancer by removing his bladder in an intense 9-hour surgery.
Chris kept his early homecoming a secret from his eight-year-old daughter Maisy as he wanted to shared the news in person.
Mum Sharon was in on the surprise too, and told Maisy to go upstairs and check her phone for a Snapchat update from her dad.
When Maisy opened the picture, it was a selfie of Chris laying on the sofa in the family’s living room, asking for a hug. Chris filmed as Maisy ran into the room to greet her dad and was overcome with emotion.
Speaking to Metro UK he said: "I have never been away from my daughter for even a night. ‘She flew down the stairs and screamed when she saw me."
‘She completely broke down, I had never seen her like that before. "I broke down as well, I had never ever felt anyone show so much love towards me."
The dad-of-three was first diagnosed with bladder cancer six years ago and has undergone numerous rounds of chemotherapy in the years since. In July, doctors told him two more tumours had been found, so Chris decided to opt for a cystectomy to remove his bladder entirely.
Surgeons also removed his prostate, lymph nodes, vesical veins and sperm sacks to prevent the disease coming back.
Chris said: "I was in agony after the operation. I still am but at least my children can wake up every day their father is going to live."
"Maisy has seen me battling cancer for six years, it has affected her too."