Father’s pride — Dad takes 90% pay cut to travel world with sick kid

LONDON (TIP): A high-flying businessman has quit his job, taking a 90% pay cut, so he can show his terminally ill daughter around the world. John Silk, from Croydon, South London, who successfully managed his own employment agency for 13 years, gave up his lucrative business to take a part-time job as a school bus-driver so he could see his daughter Vicky every day .

Vicky, 21, has Down’s Syndrome and pulmonary hypertension and receives support from Dreams Come True, a charity dedicated to helping terminally ill children. Silk was initially told Vicky would not live beyond age 15, however she has defied doctors’ predictions and Silk now uses all his earnings to take her on trips around the world, ITV reports. The family ha ve been on 24 trips in the last 14 years countries. and visited 15 countries.

So far, with the help of Dreams Come True, Vicky has visited Florida’s Disney World, Niagara Falls, Barbados, Thailand and Hawa. Silk said the trips had broadened Vicky’s horizons and boosted her confidence.

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