A Nottingham Forest fan suffering from cancer for a fourth time has been nominated for an award.
Dylan Barker, of Arnold, was diagnosed with terminal secondary bowel cancer in his liver, lungs and back on his 20th birthday in January.
His fighting spirit has been recognised by being nominated for the Young Achiever’s Pride of Gedling award.
He said: “To be nominated for the award is overwhelming, I was honestly so shocked when I found out, I still can’t believe it now.”
Dylan previously battled cancer of the liver in 1998, and 2015. In 2013 he also fought against hereditary bowel cancer.
The boyhood Nottingham Forest fan has received huge support from the club, including a visit to see him at City Hospital from star striker Britt Assombalonga.
He added: “I never expected the support I’ve been getting anyway but the fact that the club and now 888sport is incredible.
“It’s so hard to explain how happy it makes me to know how far my story has gone.”
Forest’s shirt sponsor 888sport are also keen to show their support for Dylan.
A spokesman for 888sport said: “This is a very emotive subject and we’d love to be able to help. We have already arranged for some players to come and visit him in hospital with goodies.
“We are currently liaising with the club in regards to holding a fan day in his honour, it’s now up to the club if they wish to pursue this. We hope that they’ll be in touch in due course.”
Dylan had his first bout of chemotherapy last week and is set to finally go home today before his next treatment.
He added: “I’m allowed to go home today (17 February) and I’m absolutely delighted. It will be nice to have a bit of time away from the hospital before my next lot of chemotherapy. I’m so happy.”