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. Highland Bhoy


    Well said my friend. You have put into words the pain we all feel right now.


    The pain his family feel right now is almost unimaginable. The wee Mhan with his great courage was an inspiration to us all.


    Oscar Knox – YNWA


    God bless wee mhan

  2. antipodean red on

    Sincere condolences to the Knox family this evening, the wee man was an inspiration for so many of us, he kept us entranced with all of his tweets and photographs as we hoped for a miracle to happen. Tonight he will be among the other greats of our Celtic family.




  3. Hopefully time will heal the pain for Oscar’s parents. His spirit will live on with so many who witnessed his remarkable life.

  4. I’ve been travelling most of the week and haven’t had much time to lurk.



    Just logged on to find out a wee guy,who punched above his weight for his short time on this earth, and that I knew very little about(as a relative newcomer to this wonderful blog) has passed away.



    Tears are blinding me…..he was some wee guy….regardless of clinical analysis that it was a hopeless cause from the initial diagnosis.



    Like many on here I have been affected by infant mortality in my family(in my case siblings) and it never leaves you even 40 odd years on.It is not the natural order of life for children to die before their parents.



    Oscar wee hero……Rest in Paradise little fighter.



    Your parents and your sister……May God Bless You for the rest of your lives.



    I’m struggling with my God at the minute…..Angry with him….



    Wee Man you were an inspiration.



    CQN community…..take a bow……The Wee Fighter’s life was better for knowing you guys really cared.



    Sleep tight wee man…….



    An example to every last one of us.

  5. WeefratheTim on

    Good evening all



    It is with a very heavy heart I’m posting this. Our Wee Hero will live a lot longer in our hearts than the time he spent on earth. My condolences to Stephen, Leona and wee Lizzie. It has taken me till now to be able to type without filling up with tears since I got the phone call last night. There is a new STAR in the sky. Wee Oscar YWNWA.



    Weefra HH praying to Wee Oscar.

  6. "mouldy67" supporting the fearless Oscar Knox on

    Very sad day today



    Thinking and praying for you wee oscar and your lovely family, izzie, leona and stephen



    RIP wee pal



    Mouldy67 and MrsMouldy67

  7. Ellboy - I am Neil Lennon, YNWA. on

    God Bless Oscar & Family, I can find no words. So sorry.



    Oscar may have been “Wee”, but he was truly Giant in his courage and impact.

  8. Today’s sad news puts things in perspective


    God bless wee Oscar


    A shining light to us in your short life RIP

  9. Magnificentseven supporting Oscar all the way on

    a very sad day, he was inspiring in his battle, god bless him and his family. RIP Oscar

  10. garygillespieshamstring on

    Just heard the sad news.



    Will keep Oscar in my prayers.

  11. Paul67 et al



    Farewell Wee Oscar


    May you stay


    Forever Young




  12. Paul Brennan…..



    Take a bow sir……



    The community you have created on here is exponentially greater than the sum of it’s parts.



    Wish I had discovered CQN sooner but I am so glad I did eventually.



    Wee Oscar Knox the iconic Fighter……..RIP

  13. Big Billy , Cesar , the head of our Celtic family , spoke for me.


    Haven’t done a stroke of work for thinking about the wee mhan.


    What a fighter , such spirit , what courage.


    He will live in all our hearts for a longer time than he was on this earth.


    Oscar Knox, Celtic warrior RIP

  14. gordybhoy64 on

    Just logged on for the first time in a couple of days,totally gutted at the news


    God bless wee Oscar and give his family strength

  15. I’m not religious in any way, but some are destined to be angels, but oscar was a living angel bringing love and hope to so many, love and thoughts to his family in this sad sad day, his memory will live forever xxx

  16. Hamiltontim is praying for Oscar on

    Funny the things that come into your head on days like this.



    For the last few moments I’ve had this image of Oscar trying to teach angels to make his trademark thumbs up whilst painting on a tricolour ‘MY MA DOESN’T KNOW I’M UP THIS LATE’.

  17. evening everyone,thoughts love and prayers to the knox family,so very sad,god rest your wee soul son,goodnight and godbless.x crowbhoy

  18. squire danaher on

    Wee Oscar comin up on BBC 6-county news



    Sky 953 for those outside 6 counties

  19. HighlandBhoy on




    I like that image I think posts like this will help.

  20. News reached me this morning from leftclick of the passing of our true Hero, Wee Oscar Knox.



    What do you say, nothing I can say really, you know how I am feeling ?because you are feeling the same.



    To Stephen, Leona, Family and Friends stay strong, Wee Oscar brought so much Sunshine to your lives.



    I still have my Wee Oscar T-Shirt, I will wear it with pride on Sunday.



    God Bless Wee Oscar, God Bless your Soul.



    Keep the Faith!



    Hail Hail!

  21. Rest in Peace Oscar Knox………




    Hope Eva sings this to you up there.




    Eva Cassidy – Over the rainbow – YouTube


    ► 5:02► 5:02




    10 Aug 2010 – Uploaded by EddieAlda


    Eva’s rendition of this timeless classic is second to none.

  22. Celticrollercoaster luvs his luminious lime boots on

    HT 18:24



    You brought a smile to a day that has been filled with much sadness, many tears but a sense of proudness of what impact this Wee Celtic Warrior and his amazing family has had on us all.



    I know that if we can even retain some of the goodness that Wee Oscar has brought us, we will all become better people.



    Thank you




  23. weet weet weet(GBWO) on

    Was told that the DR had a nice tribute from NFL and Broonie to our wee hero



    Also a picture gallery and video clips



    I had a look



    Had me and my mrs in tears




  24. There won’t be a dry eye in Paradise next Sunday, when the crowd sing You’ll Never Walk Alone. I hope and trust that there will be a tribute to our beloved little comrade.

  25. Hamiltontim…..



    Great post mate…..



    Smiling when sad is one of life’s beautiful little practical oxymorons.

  26. Hamiltontim is praying for Oscar on




    What a cracking post mate.






    It’s not a day for plaudits but two men, you and Bundoranbhoy, should take a bow for being the spark amongst CQN and the wider Celtic community in highlighting Oscar’s plight and helping raise the money that certainly improved his quality of life.



    God Bless mate.

  27. eddieinkirkmichael on

    My thoughts tonight are with the family of Oscar Knox. You may be gone wee man but as long as we live you will never be forgoten and will forever be in our hearts.

  28. People who have a better way with words than me have already expressed the thoughts and feelings of us all for Wee Oscar and his family, it is at times like this that the true value of family is shown.



    We all cannot begin to know how his immediate family will be feeling but I hope in some small way the strength of the emotion shown on these pages will help them cope a bit better by knowing the impact this small child had on us all.



    May he rest in peace in the arms of the Angels

  29. Ghod Bless Oscar and his family, May they gain strength from the courage and love of life their child showed. YNWA

  30. God bless you Oscar.



    And God bless all of you out there in CQN land your tributes have kept my tears flowing all day.

  31. Green Ninja on

    Not posted in a while, but have to add my condolences, thoughts and prayers for Stephen, Leona and Izzie. No one should be put through what they have endured, never mind what that inspiring little boy had to contend with. There have been so many wonderful posts today that are a testament to just how many people worldwide were reached by Oscar’s bravest of battles.


    May be he rest in peace and he will always remain a hero to so many.

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