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Dying dad creates fundraiser to help wife and daughter

A dad with terminal cancer, and just a week to live, has started a GoFundMe page for his wife and daughter.

Jeffrey McKnight, from the US state of Oregon, has lymphoma and on Thursday tweeted a doctor had informed him he had a week to live and had been taken to the emergency room.

Mr McKnight, who runs the McKnight Lab with his wife Laura at the University of Oregon, tweeted about feeling exhausted and sleeping up to 24 hours a day in the lead up to being told he was going to die in seven days.

He now hopes he can raise enough money to support his wife and his daughter Katherine, 7, after he passes.

Jeffrey McKnight and his daughter Katherine, 7. Mr McKnight has terminal cancer. Source: GoFundMe

“My wife, Laura, has been nothing but a hero during this time,” he wrote on the GoFundMe page.

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