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Tributes to brave little Oscar Knox on second anniversary of his death

Published 08/05/2016

Brave: Oscar Knox
Brave: Oscar Knox
Wee Oscar Knox passed away earlier this year
Sunday Life Spirit Of Northern Ireland over-all winner Oscar Knox at the awards dinner in the Culloden Hotel Holywood, Friday 14th June 2013
Monday 1st July 2013 - Oscar Knox took over the offices of First Minister Peter Robinson and deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness at Parliament Buildings

Oscar Knox's mum has paid a emotional tribute to her late son on the second anniversary of the little boy's death.

The five-year-old's battle against neuroblastoma captured the hearts and minds of people across the world.

Following his brave fight he passed away on May 8, 2014.

His parents Leona and Stephen Knox kept an online diary where they documented his fight - and gained thousands of followers and support from people across the world.

The five-year-old from Mallusk, was diagnosed in 2011 with high-risk neuroblastoma, which affects one in every 100,000 children. He also had the chromosome disorder Jacobsen syndrome, which is thought to affect only 250 children worldwide.

The family's online campaign The Wee Oscar Knox Appeal raised thousands of pounds over the past years.

Today, on the second anniversary of his death, as hundreds on social media shared their support, his mum Leona said: "So much love for Oscar already today, thank you. My heart is still in a million tiny pieces."

 

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