Family wants to make Jack’s final wishes come true

BURE Jack Robinson, left, and his twin Liam
BURE Jack Robinson, left, and his twin Liam

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HIS family want to make sure they can make as many of young Jack Robinson’s wishes come true as possible.

Only 11 days ago, Jack, four, was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour.

FAMILY Jack Robinson, right, and his twin Liam, and their dad Terry

FAMILY Jack Robinson, right, and his twin Liam, and their dad Terry

Given only a five per cent chance of survival, his heartbroken family is determined to make the most of their time with him.

His parents Marie, 41, and Terence, 47, along with sisters Danielle, 21, Christina, 18, Natalie, 14, and identical twin brother Liam, of Bere Road, Denmead, want to make Jack’s dreams come true.

Mrs Robinson, a post office supervisor, said: ‘I would describe Jack as full of life.

‘He gets on with everybody, and no-one has a bad word to say about him.

‘Words cannot even begin to describe how we have been feeling since we were told.

‘Being told he has a five per cent chance or survival – it’s very bleak.’

Jack, who goes to Denmead Infants School, showed signs of feeling sleepy and tired on Friday, January 17.

Mrs Robinson added: ‘The next day, on the Saturday, I noticed he seemed very tired, and didn’t want to wake up.

‘I lifted up an eyelid and saw his pupil was extremely enlarged, but just the one.

‘I noticed his breathing didn’t seem right either, so called an ambulance.’

Jack was taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital, in Cosham, where a CT scan found a brain tumour.

He was then taken to Southampton General Hospital, where he had a life-saving operation and had fluid drained from his brain.

Then he underwent a five-hour operation, where surgeons were able to remove 40 per cent of the tumour.

After six agonising days of waiting, specialists then concluded the rest of his tumour was inoperable.

Now he is being treated with chemotherapy and radiotherapy to make the quality of his life better.

Mr Robinson said: ‘My wife has been by Jack’s bedside the whole time.

‘We don’t know what we can say, we just want to make Jack’s wishes come true.’

More than anything, Jack would love to meet Take That frontman and X-Factor judge Gary Barlow.

The pop star’s agent spoke to The News, and said they were in talks with the family.

Jack is also a fan of Doctor Who, and would like to meet an actor who has played the famous timelord.

And the family want to throw a Christmas party and an early birthday party for the twins, who will be turning five in June.

Friends and family members have rallied together and organised various fundraisers.

Mrs Robinson said: ‘The messages of support and people fundraising is amazing.

‘We cannot believe the generosity of people – thank you.’

FUNDRAISERS PLANNED TO HELP THE ROBINSON FAMILY

PEOPLE have been getting together to organise fundraisers for Jack.

Below is a list of some of the things coming up, where money raised is being donated to the Robinsons to help make four-year-old Jack’s dreams come true:

· Saturday, February 1: Sponsored walk from the Rainbow pub, in Denmead to the Spinnaker Tower, starting at midday.

· Friday, February 14: Charity Valentine’s Day Ball at the Portsmouth Truck Stop in Farlington, from 7pm. Tickets cost £10, contact Melissa Scrase on 07817 629011.

· Friday, February 28: Family fundraising day at the Cowplain Activity Centre in Padnell Road, from 7pm, tickets £5 per adult and £2.50 per child over three.

Visit ‘Jacks wishes donations x’ on Facebook for more.