Wednesday 18 October 2017

Our child cancer heroes remind us that there's always hope

Michael Bublé’s three-year-old son, Noah, has been diagnosed with liver cancer. Photo credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire
Michael Bublé’s three-year-old son, Noah, has been diagnosed with liver cancer. Photo credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire
Miriam Donohoe

Miriam Donohoe

This year in Ireland the parents of more than 200 kids will hear the chilling words "your child has cancer". There is nothing like 'the C word' to strike fear and terror into hearts, especially when it involves a very small boy or girl.

Childhood cancer rates are rising all over the world. And this horrible disease is not reserved for an exclusive club, but can hit no matter your social background, religion, or where you live.

We were reminded of this fact last week with the terrible news that millionaire singer Michael Bublé's three-year-old son, Noah, has been diagnosed with liver cancer. Only days earlier, he was telling Ryan Tubridy on the 'Late Late Show' how much he adored his two young children and how parenthood had changed his life.

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