Pay tribute to the popular Scottish YouTube Star after his tragic death due to rare cancer.
David MacMillan first learned about him Catastrophic illness After a slight pain in his shoulder.
But when it turns out to be a sign of a terminal condition, pain will turn into a tragedy for kitchen workers.
Kitchen workers who ran a popular YouTube account initially attributed the pain to the arm wrestling they enjoyed with their father in the New Year.
He thought a little more about the pain he felt in January.
When the pain subsided a few weeks later, David contacted the doctor. Newcastle Evening Chronicle Report..
He was evaluated by a nurse and eventually referred to a physiotherapist.
However, the 30-year-old never got a promise as the country rushed into the blockade of the coronavirus.
When David’s health began to deteriorate in April, his worried GP sent him to the hospital, where he was immediately diagnosed with an embryonic cell tumor.
Brave David decided not to lose the disease and refused to give up because he had taken a course of chemotherapy aimed at shrinking the tumor that was compressing the heart.
But earlier this month, doctors told his devoted mother, Diane Win, that there was nothing more she could do.
And David died in her arms on October 8th.
Today, Diane endures the pain of losing a boy and was tortured thinking that David could have been saved if he could see a doctor sooner.
And when she paid tribute to the boy, the nurse urged all young men, regardless of pandemic, not to delay receiving medical assistance.
Diane said, “It’s quite possible that he had it for the rest of his life, but he was so healthy and healthy that he was a quiet murderer. If anyone physically examined him, we I think he might have found something earlier. “
Born in Scotland, David has lived in Pegswood near Morpeth for the past 20 years with his mother and stepfather Mark Win.
He worked in the kitchen at Mopez First School, and his enthusiasm and sense of humor was a huge hit with the students.
Apart from work, David split the time between his two great passions, two pet bulldogs in the family and an edited video on his YouTube channel PirateDog with 250,000 followers.
“He was always a typical young man,” Diane explained. “He was crazy about skateboarding and computers and played the Xbox.
“He created a montage video of DC and Marvel’s for YouTube. He sat for hours to edit the video.
“He put in 110% no matter what he did. He had a very good sense of humor. At work he hid things, looked at the school bells and made him look at you. He knew all the kids by name .. He knew whether he liked the blue tray or the red tray, and the beans away from the pizza. “
After spending the New Year in Scotland with his father, also known as David MacMillan, when he returned home, David began to notice shoulder pain. He also coughed, his mother said.
He put pain in the arm wrestling he had with his father and decided to cough.
But as the weeks went by, David began to feel sick, and at the end of February Diane urged his son to see a doctor.
David, who was unable to book a GP, was seen by a nurse practitioner who advised him to take paracetamol and ibuprofen and introduced him for physiotherapy.
But tragically, a few weeks later, the blockade of the coronavirus began, and David couldn’t get his promise.
“It was mid-March,” Diane explained. “We were waiting for his physiotherapy appointment, but by mid-April nothing had happened.
Diane began to suspect something was a serious problem when David lost a lot of weight and was out of breath after walking.
“He was always trying to lose weight, but he had lost some stones,” she said. “Then at Easter he went to the store, and when he returned he was out of breath.
“Then all of a sudden everything went well. My first idea was that it could be pneumonia. This has been going on for so long that Covid wasn’t even included in the mix for me. . “
Worried Diane, 54, was sent to the Northumbria Specialist Emergency Hospital in Cramlington, insisting that her son see her doctor the next day.
Within hours, it was discovered that David had a tumor in his chest that was diagnosed as a cancerous embryonic cell tumor.
According to doctors, the success rate was 89% when he started treatment, but David and his family wanted him to overcome the disease.
“Through all this, he was very positive,” Diane said. “He said he was going to fight all the time. He said he would get better, and he was going back to work.”
When the treatment began to hit David, he told YouTube subscribers why he hadn’t uploaded so many videos lately.
In a post on his channel, he writes: “My health has deteriorated. I have a lot of muscle aches in my chest and back, and I recently found out that I have a chest tumor. I am currently receiving chemotherapy at the hospital and I am fully grateful. Surrounded by great healthcare professionals who can’t, hopefully they’ll beat this in the coming months.
“Thanks to all the subscribers for making this channel bigger than I’ve ever dreamed of. I’ll be back again.”
The post prompted a score of comments from well-meaning people.
Diane said David was also comforted by his family dogs, Lek It Ralph and Mini.
“The only dog who didn’t know he was sick was the dog,” she said. “They hugged him just because he was David.”
Despite fighting bravely for months, at the end of September doctors said David and his family were not treated. And David was put on a ventilator to help him breathe.
“David decided to intubate himself,” Diane explained. “He was still fighting. He saw the chemotherapy work as if he had rested his body.
“There was still hope. He wouldn’t fall without a fight.”
But the following week, David’s consultant told Diane that his family should say goodbye because there’s nothing more they can do for their son. David died on October 8th in his mother’s arms.
Diane always wonders if things were different for David as he begs all young men to take their health seriously.
“If you have any concerns, the doctor wants to see you and say it’s okay to miss something,” she said. “Young men often think they are invincible.”
David’s friends and family have set up an online fundraising page in his memory to raise money for the Edward Foundation, an organization that rescues and returns bulldogs.
Mopez First School also has a harvest food bank collection under his name.