COURAGEOUS Hillsborough mum Anne Williams has revealed she is suffering from terminal cancer.
Mrs Williams, 59, who has campaigned tirelessly for justice for more than two decades after losing 15-year-old son Kevin in 1989, has been unwell in recent months, only leaving hospital two days before the Independent Panel's report was released in September.
Supporters are already moving to try to get a new inquest into Kevin's death brought forward as soon as possible.
Anne, who was diagnosed with bowel cancer, will move to a hospice in Southport to be closer to family after being taken into hospital again on Wednesday following her absence from Monday's Commons Hillsborough debate.
She said: "I'm still getting my head around the whole thing.
"I don't want to know how long I've got because I just want to enjoy whatever time is left with my family and friends."
For many years before the breakthrough, that came following Andy Burnham's speech at the 20th Hillsborough anniversary memorial service, Anne was a constant force in trying to get to the real truth about the disaster.
She submitted three petitions with a fourth now active for a new inquest into Kevin's death to the Attorney General and took her case to the European Court of Human Rights.
Anne said: "I want to thank everyone who has helped me over all the years, the barristers and forensic pathologists who waived fees to enable me to get through the system as well as the people of Merseyside who believed in what I was trying to do when it felt like no-one else was listening.
"They supported me because they knew I was right and I'll be always be grateful for that.
"I'll keep on fighting I've been doing it for long enough but I'm not an idiot and know how serious this is.
"I did watch the debate from parliament this week and it was good to see things start to move forward - I just hope I get the chance to see justice for my Kevin and for the 96."Anne was one of the six families involved in the formation of the Hillsborough Justice Campaign in 1998 and they have been handling her affairs again in recent times.
Sheila Coleman from the HJC said, "Anne contacted me on Thursday to tell me about her health and obviously I am devastated at the news.
"She has often sacrificed her own health for the cause and after fighting so hard for so long, it is vital she gets to see the truth and justice she deserves.
"The human toll of Hillsborough goes way beyond the 96 who died but having known and worked alongside Anne since 1990, I'm not writing her off.
"She has proved beyond doubt what a fighter she is and it is really important that people continue to support her and let her know that they are fighting alongside her."
A Facebook page has been set up by a Merseyside mum hoping to speed up the new inquest into Kevins death.
Jo Gower, from Wallasey, said, "I've never met Anne but I read her book When You Walk Through A Storm over a decade ago and it's always stuck in my head what she's had to go through - as a mother, you'd do anything for your kids and I'd be the same if it was one of mine.
"It's wrong that it has taken so long for the truth to come out and she deserves to hear it all with her own ears before it's too late.
She is also asking people to sign up to an e-petition at https://www.facebook.com/GetKevinWilliamsInquestBroughtForward