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Dad’s heartbreaking goodbye tweet about ‘great life’ following long battle with cancer

Mark Anthony Quinn, 39, tweeted from his bed with an image of him giving a thumbs-up Ty Olwen Hospice thanking his family and friends for their love and support throughout the years

A dad sent a final heartbreaking tweet to say goodbye and thank you for a “great life” following a long battle with cancer.

Mark Anthony Quinn, 39, tweeted from his bed Ty Olwen Hospice in Morriston, Swansea, thanking his family and friends for their love and support throughout his life.

The Liverpool fan’s touching tweet read: “So Twitter its 2 an end for me, In @TyOlwenHospice looking after me so kind, had a gr8 life @LFC fanatic, gr8 family friends, met some heros, tried my best 2 help others, army & McDonald’s careers many more, just want the [world] 2 stop hatred discrimination etc we al just humans.”

He shared a selfie of himself giving a thumbs-up to continue to spread positivity.

His selfie and heartfelt words have gone viral, and thousands have replied sharing their love and support.

Former Liverpool player Robbie Fowler tweeted his support, stating: “What an absolute legend…. <3 #YNWA”

Football pundit and former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher also paid tribute to Mark: “This fella @MarkQuinnyYNWA is an example & hero to so many people.”

The dad and husband has since thanked everyone for their kind words.

He also said his eyesight is deteriorating so he can’t read all of the messages.

He added: “To everyone, sorry all my sight is getting worse so il try and say a massive thank you for all kind messages the support & the donations for my kids & Kelly just blown me away.

“Can u wish all of you the very best don’t know how 2 thanks u, so many messages I ain’t seen most.”

Mark was first diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma of the nasopharynx, head and neck.

The former soldier explained in an old interview that he came very close to passing away but he got the all-clear in 2012 after a successful round of radiochemotherapy.

When his cancer returned, the McDonald’s worker had spent his time fundraising to improve the lives of others living with cancer.

He wanted to raise money for the Velindre Cancer Centre, which he said gave him the gift of his son.

He said at the time: “I also want to do this for the family I am about to leave behind. Kelly, Ruby, and Osian are my world and I feel I am letting them down so much by leaving them.”

Mark joined the army in 1999, serving with the Royal Signals. He was deployed in Germany, Oman, and Kuwait, before serving during the Iraq War in the early 2000s.

After leaving the army, he went on to work in the construction industry before getting a job as a manager at McDonald’s.

The football fan started his #1MOREMATCH fundraiser, a game of Liverpool FC fans against “the rest of the world”.

Now, Richard Gomez, an old army pal, has started a fundraiser for Mark’s “beloved wife Kelly and his beautiful kids Osian and Ruby.”

He wrote: “A legend amongst his army family and a hero to his true family. He gave to others without thinking of himself.”