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Wee Oscar

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It’s two and a half years since Oscar’s dad, Stephen ‘Knoxy’ shared the news he’d just received that his three-year-old son had been diagnosed with neuroblastoma, an apparently rare form of childhood cancer.  All the pains and fears of that day, and the years since, came to the fore over the last eight weeks as the disease took hold.  Oscar’s battle ended yesterday.

On this day we should acknowledge the enormous work by so many people to get Oscar the treatment he needed, many of whom would never meet him.  The treatment cost hundreds of thousands of pounds, a daunting figure, but one which was soon met.  Without this fundraising, Oscar would have died in 2012.  Instead, he lived, played and inspired many with his enthusiasm until recent weeks.  His fantastic “Happy Birthday CQN” video message was recorded just two months ago; a gift to this community.

For now, there are no meaningful words for Stephen, Oscar’s mum Leona, sister Izzie and their family and friends, but we will be there for them in the months and years to come.

This disease, in all its forms, is a curse on humanity.  We need more fundraising, more research, more education on its dangers. 

Before Sunday’s game against Dundee United you will be able to buy a Celtic FC Foundation badge, to aid work with homelessness in the Glasgow area. Badges cost a minimum donation of £1, a price we can all afford to help our neighbours in most need.

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  1. Like so many I never met him but i’m shedding tears today. Rest in peace Wee Man YNWA.

  2. chasbhoy

     

     

    14:09 on 9 May, 2014

     

     

    Praise when it’s due …..

     

     

    Five pages of tributes to Oscar on Follow Follow including photos of him in his Celtic top.

     

     

    RIP wee man

     

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    O.G.Rafferty

     

     

    14:22 on 9 May, 2014

     

     

    chasbhoy, 14:09

     

    That is heartening and thanks for letting us know

     

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    Now up to 8 pages ……………………………

     

     

    Sometimes the things that unite us are greater than what divides us.

  3. cliftonville celt from belfast - Oscar Knox RIP on

    God bless wee Oscar

     

     

    Our wee superhero

     

     

    May perpetual light shine upon him

  4. Mike Bhoyle on

    CQN should be proud of it’s support for Oscar and his family.

     

    Well done you guys….

     

    Wonderful.

     

    Hail hail

  5. BlantyreKev on

    Thoughts and prayers with the family and countless friends. An inspirational wee man, an inspirational family. God bless you all.

  6. St Patricks day 1956 on

    So sorry to hear

     

    God Bless his soul

     

    My prayers are with all his family.

     

     

    RIP Oscar,, a brave wee man.

  7. itscalledthemalvinas on

    Logged in to find out the the u20s score and stunned to hear the sad news about Oscar.

     

     

    God Bless you Wee Man. YNWA !

  8. glasgowbhoy on

    Can’t think of any words that do justice. The wee guy touched all of us. Hopefully this will help his family in time. Will have a wee look at his pictures with Hoopy in a moment and shed a few tears no doubt.

  9. Hamiltontim is praying for Oscar on

    From previous.

     

     

    Davie L

     

     

    I think that’s a great idea and would be a lasting reminder for the family from CQN.

     

     

    Ps I’m hopeful that I’ll get the opportunity to attend Wee Oscar’s funeral. If there’s anyone who would like Mass cards etc handed to the family then I’d be happy to take them with me. I’ll be at BMCUW’s gathering tomorrow and will make sure that I’m at the Pool’s Office before the game on Sunday.

  10. You will be well looked after up there wee fella

     

    Oscar Knox an inspiration and a fighter

  11. ElDiegoBhoy on

    The world is a much poorer place.

     

     

    God Bless you wee man. You will always have our love with you.

     

     

    RIP

  12. boondock saint on

    Great Post Paul. Never met the wee mhan, but what an inspiration to us all.

     

    God Bless Oscar

     

    Sean

  13. masty is neil lennon and both of us are supporting wee oscar on

    my god, how cruel life can be, just hope TB is waiting to take him by the hand, good night and god bless little one..

  14. In the arms of the Almighty now wee fella love and God Bless always x

     

    Prayers offered for you and all the Knox family RIP Our wee Oscar x

  15. masty is neil lennon and both of us are supporting wee oscar on

    guys I would like to keep my little dedication on my name a day or so longer, but if any of you think it may be in bad taste please don’t hesitate to say so,,,

  16. masty it is entirely appropriate to keep the dedication as long as you wish.

  17. Thoughts are with Oscar’s family today. His pain is over but theirs will take a very long time to go. I can only hope that all of the good wishes and the love of the Celtic community are of some comfort to them.

  18. masty is neil lennon and both of us are supporting wee oscar on

    cork celt

     

     

    mé buíochas a ghabháil leat mo chara

  19. masty

     

     

    I agree with Cork Celt,

     

     

    Keep that dedication on your name as long as you see fit, I can’t see how anybody would see it as in bad taste,

  20. The Battered Bunnet on

    Wee Oscar was a remarkable fellow and the news today is terribly sad. My heart goes out to Leona and Stephen. No boy was loved more.

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