Wee Oscar


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. At home. Being a daddy. Usually nothing else I’d rather be doing.



    But what I’d give for a wee time machine to get me to Glesca, even just for a couple of hours today.



    Enjoy. Have a Guinness for me in my absence.



    HH. Jamesgang

  2. Beatboy



    Many thanks for you kind words.


    We all cope in different ways.


    For example, I have never been to the cemetery, nor will I.


    A wee dose of faith helps, too.


    My dear father’s last word was Paradise…..and he wasn’t right into football.


    Sometimes we look back in anger…..as when the fascists at Cadogan St cut Mrs S ‘s attendance allowance months before our dear son passed away.


    They claimed to know everything about brain tumours.


    Anyway, we are all on the next train behind our dearly departed.


    Have Dunfermline as a banker, with draws at Easter Road and Sheepland.


    Hit the bar last week on correct score….Had the Accies to win 10 -0 and 10 -1!



  3. itscalledthemalvinas on

    Hope Lenny has given LG instructions to stay calm at Easter Road today !

  4. eddieinkirkmichael on




    11:30 on



    Great idea mate, might give it a try as not having much luck.

  5. Bigshuggy



    Na, the bet of the weekend has got to be Man City to draw with the Hammers, and Liverpool to win 13-0 at home to Newcastle.


    Ryecatcher put me on to it!



    Seriously, the Scoop 6 is worth a wee flutter this weekend again. 7 million rollover to be won for a £2 stake. Much better odds than the lottery!