In loving memory of Denver Clinton

Denver was a happy, cheeky three-year-old boy. He passed away in February 2019 after battling neuroblastoma for months.

Denver’s mum, Wanda, shared this message:

"I have some very sad news. My little superhero has decided he can’t be strong anymore and has taken his last breath at 4 am this morning. His name and strength will live on in me and my children. He is and will always be our superhero… LOVE YOU my son now and always xxxx”

Denver’s story

In May 2018 after a series of visits to the doctor with tummy pains, a mass was found.  Denver was diagnosed with stage 4 high-risk neuroblastoma and the cancer had spread to his lungs.

He had become ill over Easter with a sickness bug and his mum took him to the doctor, who thought it was a swollen spleen and referred Denver to the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital for blood tests.

When Denver’s nursery rang to say that he had fallen off a balance bike, his mum picked him up and found him very distressed. She rushed him to A&E where a scan clearly showed a mass. He was taken to Addenbrookes hospital and Wanda says “it was only when we were admitted to the oncology ward that it dawned on me that it was cancer.”

Brave Denver underwent an intensive treatment regime, including eight high doses of chemotherapy, surgery, bone marrow aspirations and blood transfusions, plus endless injections and scans.

His family began fundraising with Solving Kids’ Cancer in case he needed treatment not available through the NHS, but sadly he stopped responding to treatment a few months after surgery to remove the tumour.

Denver captured the hearts of his local community in Dereham, Norfolk. One of his final events, Denver’s Superhero Walk, saw hundreds of people walking through the town centre. He forged a bond with boxing star Billy Joe Saunders who took part in the walk.

Denver’s page will remain open for any donations made in his memory and funds will go towards helping other children affected by neuroblastoma.