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Wee Oscar Knox's family welcome baby boy and tell of touching tribute behind his name


Oscar with mum Leona and dad Stephen

Oscar with mum Leona and dad Stephen

Wee Oscar Knox with mum Leona

Wee Oscar Knox with mum Leona


Oscar with mum Leona and dad Stephen

The family of wee Oscar Knox have announced the birth of their new baby - and told of the touching tribute to the late youngster behind his name.

Wee Oscar died two years ago after a brave battle against high-risk neuroblastoma - a rare and aggressive childhood cancer.

He was diagnosed in November 2011 and his parents Stephen and Leona went public in a bid to raise awareness and funds for Oscar's care.

His story touched the hearts of people all around the world.

The fundraising drive helped cover the cost of taking Oscar to America for cutting-edge treatment not available in Northern Ireland.

Sadly the five-year-old passed away on May 8, 2014.

Stephen and Leona announced on Friday December 30 the birth of baby Caspar Henry Knox who was born on Thursday.

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In a touching tribute to Oscar they said Horrid Henry was the little boy's favourite TV show, so they chose the baby's middle name for him.

They said: "We are delighted to announce the birth of Caspar Henry Knox (29/12/2016) a much loved little brother to Oscar and Izzie!"

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