Family to bring Christmas Day early for Wakefield 'Superman' Ellis after shattering diagnosis

A Wakefield family is asking for help in bringing Christmas Day forward for 'Superhero' Ellis Price, after a shattering diagnosis.

Thursday, 3rd September 2020, 10:30 am
Updated Thursday, 3rd September 2020, 11:03 am

Ellis, 3, was diagnosed with ETMR Brain Cancer last year and the family have received the heartbreaking news that Ellis only has weeks left.

The family hope to make his last weeks special with an early Christmas day celebration.

Close family friend Elizabeth Robb launched an appeal on Facebook to the public requesting Christmas cards from the community to make the day extra special.

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Elizabeth and son Rueben (right), Ellis and Laura (left) became good friends after meeting at Leeds General Infirmary for treatment,

Elizabeth became good friends with Ellis and mum Laura Pearman after meeting on Ward 31 at Leeds General Infirmary, where their sons received treatment together after both children suffered the same diagnosis.

Elizabeth's son Rueben sadly lost his battle to cancer three months ago.

Elizabeth said: "From one mother to another mother no one should have to endure this suffering and pain.

"I hope through my own loss I can help a little.

"I have no doubt that Ellis has a guardian angel watching over him.

"One day they will be reunited in a better place where there's no suffering, just freedom and happiness.

"Laura is so strong. She won't feel like she is but she shows how strong she is just getting through everyday and remaining Ellis's rock."

The family will be celebrating Christmas day on Tuesday, September 8 and are urging the public to send Christmas cards to fill Ellis's house.

Ellis also has two older sisters, Cailtin, 10 and Alana, 15, and Elizabeth would like to urge the community to include them with the cards to make it a family celebration.

If you would like to send a card use the address as below:

Ellis The Hero

Horbury Post Office

34 Queen Street,



West Yorkshire,


The family have also created an Amazon Wishlist for anybody who would like to send a small gift for Ellis, you can purchase a gift here.