Cousins to say to say thank you to Ty Olwen - by getting its name tattooed on their bodies
IT provides comfort and care to those who need it most.
And two cousins from Penllergaer are expressing their thanks to Ty Olwen Hospice in a unique — and permanent — way.
Scott Brown, aged 25, lost his father Vic to cancer in September — just three months after he was diagnosed.
Before he died bodybuilder Vic, aged 56, who was well known in Swansea after working on the doors of many of the city’s bars and clubs, spent time at the hospice based at Morriston Hospital.
Scott was so touched by the care his dad received that he and his cousin, Haydn Jones, will be raising money for the hospice — by getting its name tattooed on their ribs.
Scott said: “I just want to give something back to Ty Olwen after what they gave to my father.
“They were there through thick and thin for him, I was over the moon the way he was treated.
“They were so good to me as well, the staff there were on hand for everything.
“At the end of the day I didn’t know how to thank them. Whatever I did wouldn’t be enough but I have to do something.
“The hardest part has been that he only a few weeks with my son Mason Lee, who is four months old.
“You don’t expect your father to die at such a young age.
“He fought to the last breath, it has been a hard time, he just deteriorated.”
“He lost so much weight.”
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The close cousins will be having the name of hospice inked on themselves in December at Reaperz Inkstudio in Gorseinon.
And in the meantime they are hoping to raise as much money as possible for the hospice.
Haydn added: “It was my idea, we are really close and already have some tattoos.
“We are going to have ‘Ty Olwen’s care is always there’ and then ‘Ty Olwen’ underneath that.
“I have taken sponsor forms into work and to the tattoo studio as well.
“We are going to ask if we can do a collection outside a supermarket as well.
“We want to raise as much as we can.”