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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. Brogan Rogan Trevino and Hogan supports Oscar Knox, MacKenzie Furniss and anyone else who fights Neuroblastoma on

    Malorbhoy

     

     

    I know you will not be at the game on Sunday but can you send me your e-mail address editor@cqnmagazine.com ?

     

     

    Thanks

     

     

    Jim

  2. Dubaibhoy-"If I signed off the accounts it has been in good faith." on

    Devastating news about wee Oscar. Thoughts to his family and supporters-Hail,hail.

  3. Numb/sad/proud……all at the same time.

     

     

    Numb at the loss of one so young.

     

     

    Sad for his family and many friends.

     

     

    Proud at the wee mhan’s spirit & fight.

     

     

    Not many people can evoke such conflicting emotions……Oscar did.

     

     

    My own son (12) just asked if I was upset.

     

     

    “Aye it’s wee Oscar son, he doesn’t have to fight anymore.”

     

     

    ” I know dad, we said a prayer for him in RE today.”

     

     

    “Did you? That’s really good to hear. The guys on CQN are paying their own respects.”

     

     

    “Can I read some?”

     

     

    “Of course.”

     

     

    50 minutes later……………

     

     

    ” He was loved wasn’t he dad?”

     

     

    “He was son, he was.”

     

     

    “But you haven’t said anything dad!”

     

     

    ” I will now Connor, thanks.”

     

     

    “What are you going to say?”

     

     

    ” Oscar Knox, loved by so many!”

     

     

    RIP wee mhan.

  4. Clashcitybhoy on

    Very sad to read this morning’s news about Wee Oscar.

     

     

    Many have spoken today about Oscar, but , I also want to recognise the truly inspirational way in which his mum, dad , friends, and family fought so hard, to give little Oscar every possible chance.

     

    They should be very proud of themselves and their son.

  5. jude2005 is Neil Lennon \o/ on

    Is there a preferred address one can send a card and a donation to?? Or a site where the tax can be claimed on?

  6. Heartbroken at the awful news.

     

     

    I am very privileged to have met Oscar and have some warm, funny and fond memories of each of those occasions. By a fair distance my favourite memory of Oscar is after being humped at the golf by Knoxy at The Carrick, we were making our way outside of Cameron House so I could take photos for the Knox’s of them as a beautiful, loving family with Loch Lomond in the background. Oscar was his usual mischievous self – running away, hiding, trying to get in the lift. I caught him, which wasn’t easy, and lifted him up. He gave me his other trademark – a big kiss (thumbs up being the other), then poked me hard in the face and said “you’re my best friend” in his beautiful Irish accent.

     

     

    I’m sitting here typing this through tear filled eyes, my own son beside me, how lucky I am. I can’t begin to imagine what Stephen and Leona are going through and wee Izzie who will be lost without her best pal and big brother.

     

     

    Oscar touched many hearts, many of whom never had the privilege I enjoyed – I’m blessed to have met and spent a little time with such a wonderful wee boy.

     

     

    Requiescat in Pace, Oscar

     

     

    bjmac x

  7. Ive not posted for a while. Deeply saddened with todays news on wee Oscars passing. A couple of weeks ago when I first read the wee man had been admitted to a children’s hospice Im sure I was not alone in fearing the worst. Glad his much suffering is over but still very sad he’s gone. He brought so much people together from all walks of life. My Family’s thoughts are with Stephen Leona & Izzie Knox. Rest in Peace wee man, you never have nor ever will walk alone.

     

     

    #TearsinHeaven

  8. TBJ Praying for Oscar Knox on

    Danny moonbeams

     

     

    Just read your Daniels post

     

     

    Just when I was getting a grip of my emotions you just started me off again :(

  9. BRTH….

     

     

    One word for your post…..

     

     

    WONDERFUL…..

     

     

    Your comprehension of our language is incredible…..The way you use it is magnificent…..

     

     

    Thank you sir…..

     

     

    Wee Oscar YNWA

  10. BJMac, another lovely post.

     

     

    Going to stop saying that, it’s all I’ll say.

     

    I’ve been reading between work, well being physically at work, and some of the most moving posts I’ve ever read on here have been today’s.

  11. Hoop hoop Hooray on

    Carlsberg dont do smiles but if they did….

     

     

    Oscar probably had the biggest happiest smile I have ever seen.

     

     

    Bet he’s smiling now.

     

     

    RIP and god bless all those who have ever lost a child.

  12. sad day.

     

    God bless the Wee Man

     

    Thoughts and prayers with the family.

  13. jude2005 is Neil Lennon \o/ on

    D D

     

     

    Such a tragedy about Michael. John & Theresa are a lovely couple regulars at the Caritas club in Airdrie. Met them a while back in St Patricks hall having a cuppa tea. John was right chuffed when I told him about Josh.

     

     

    True Celtic man!! Always wore a green blazer too.

  14. Bjmac- you’ve started me off again…

     

     

    Doc- the sentiments expressed have been truly heartwarming, I share your admiration of the CQN family.

  15. jude2005 is Neil Lennon \o/ on

    Jinkys no gonna be to happy being on the bench tomorrow.

     

     

     

    Go gettum Oscar!! <:0)

  16. Delaneys Dunky on

    AoW

     

     

    Lovely sir, in Knightswood reading this page with my daughter. Julie says “lovely words from a fellow St Tams man.”

  17. TBJ Praying for Oscar Knox on

    Jude

     

     

    You just made me think of wee oscars welcome committee at the pearly gates

     

     

    Out the way Gabriel said big jock … Tommy burns is gonna give this wee guy a big hug ages there’s a queue of legends a mile long behind him

  18. So very sad to hear about wee Oscar,thoughts are with his mum and dad and sister.Will light a candle for them all at Saturday mass.

  19. Delaneys Dunky on

    Jude

     

     

    My mum was shocked, she never knew. She has been phoning her huge family all day.

  20. I’m amazed at the pouring out of love for a wee boy.

     

    I’m amazed that someone so young, so ill could perform a miracle.

     

    Bridge the divide between fans, not just in Glasgow but all across Scotland.

     

    Your short life laddie has taught us that we need not live in hate but in loving one another.

     

    I hope and pray your legacy lasts in your native land and across the sea.

     

    Please pray for all of us. I’m sure the Big Man will listen to you.

  21. macanbheatha Oscar Abú on

    When the Oscar through his wee arms around Hoopy a multitude were touched by that single embrace.

     

    I believe this song was aired for the first time today and although it was written in honour of the Giro D’Italia listening to some of the words I couldn’t help thinking about our wee hero.

     

     

    57mins;50secs

     

     

    inhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b042b19b

  22. Malorbhoy

     

     

    If you don’t mind me asking

     

    When are you going to be in Rome ?

     

    Wife and 2 daughters heading over Thurs to Mon next week

  23. DD- give that daughter of yours a big hug and kiss fae me! We weren’t all bampots were we? You going tomorrow my mhan? If I do it will be very late- no pass till about teatime. :-(

  24. Delaneys Dunky on

    AoW

     

     

    Son and I will be in toon for lunch.

     

    Looking forward to a day that will be tinged with sadness. See you later!

  25. jude2005 is Neil Lennon \o/ on

    Heard there was some nasty stuff on F B. Hope its being dealt with?

  26. The Spirit of Arthur Lee on

    jude2005 is Neil Lennon \o/

     

     

    I get called a F B on FB all the time

     

     

    Love

  27. jude2005 is Neil Lennon \o/ on

    ryecatcher

     

     

    Awesome song. Tried to sing it one night but choked.

  28. Cowiebhoy

     

     

    I will be in Rome next Friday 16th, for the day on a cruise, BRTH has just emailed me his famous guide book

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