About Zachary Kai Sanders
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About Zachary Kai Sanders
Andrew Becks (1st July 2015)    

Zachary Kai SandersZachary Kai Sanders, a lively 2 year old boy who was diagnosed with Medullablastoma (brain tumour) in February 2004. He loved the Lion King and Toy Story. He was the youngest child with 4 older brothers and an older sister until his sister Isabelle came along and he loved her to bits. Despite 2 major operations and intense chemotherapy, Zach relapsed and sadly died on 21st September 2004, leaving behind his broken hearted parents, family and friends.

About Zachary Knighton Smith
Andrew Becks (1st July 2015)    

Zachary Knighton-SmithZac Knighton-Smith was a very happy go lucky boy. He had friends of all ages and would like nothing more than playing online games on his Xbox. Diagnosed at just 5 years old, he spent a fair bit of time in hospital and was taught how to play the Xbox by a teenage lad on the oncology unit at LRI. He became very good at the games and would often complete them in record time.

He loved football and his team was Manchester United. He jumped a large queue in November 2009 when he was their mascot at the home game against Everton. His favourite player was Wayne Rooney. He enjoyed watching WWE on the tv and in 2010 he met John Cena and Kofi Kingston at the O2 arena through the Make A Wish Foundation.

He loved anything to do with the army, his favourite films mainly consisted of war films and his knowledge of World war II was impressive. In 2012 he was given a VIP invitation to visit Middle Wallop Army barracks, met an American captain, flew in a Squirrel helicopter and BEST of all, he sat in an Apache Fighter helicopter and was allowed to push any buttons he wanted to. He also spoke to a communciations officer over the radio.

Zac was often heard before he was seen and had a personality that shone. He would often have people in stitches with his antics and funny quips. He may have only lived for just over 9 years but he crammed an awful lot into those 9 years and did a lot of things that most kids can only dream of.