Cancer patient forced to wait three hours in icy traffic conditions

A 67-year-old leukemia patient on his way to receive chemotherapy was forced to wait in his car for three hours with no heating as snowfall caused more traffic chaos.

Kind-hearted Twitter users were quick to help Mozie Mafi after his daughter Soraya put out a distress call on the social media site today.

Mr Mafi, whose condition makes him susceptible to illness, was making the ten minute journey to the Royal Oldham hospital with his wife Helena in -5C condition.

Miss Mafi took to Twitter to call for help, writing: 'My Mum and Dad are stuck on the M66 in Bury. They were enroute to my Dad’s chemo for the day and their heating has broken so are in -5°C condition. He has very little immunity due to his type of cancer. Any advice? Any fellow drivers able to offer any help? Thanks!'

Miss Mafi took to Twitter to call for help, writing: 'My Mum and Dad are stuck on the M66 in Bury. They were enroute to my Dad’s chemo for the day and their heating has broken so are in -5°C condition. He has very little immunity due to his type of cancer. Any advice? Any fellow drivers able to offer any help? Thanks!'

Social media users were quick to help 67-year-old cancer patient Mozie Mafi (right) after he became stuck in traffic with wife Helena (left) on the way to the Royal Oldham Hospital for treatment. His daughter Soraya put out a call for help on Twitter and hundreds responded

Social media users were quick to help 67-year-old cancer patient Mozie Mafi (right) after he became stuck in traffic with wife Helena (left) on the way to the Royal Oldham Hospital for treatment. His daughter Soraya put out a call for help on Twitter and hundreds responded

But when traffic ground to a halt the pair were unable to move as strong winds and snow battered the sides of the car.

In London and fearing for her father's safety, Miss Mafi took to Twitter to call for help, writing: 'My Mum and Dad are stuck on the M66 in Bury. They were enroute to my Dad’s chemo for the day and their heating has broken so are in -5°C condition. He has very little immunity due to his type of cancer. Any advice? Any fellow drivers able to offer any help? Thanks!' 

Dozens of well-wishers responded sending kind messages and suggestions of help.

One local responder, Alfie Isherwood, offered

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