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Dad says support for poorly Jack has been so ‘magical’

GRATEFUL Jack Robinson, right, sends a message of thanks along with his twin brother Liam

GRATEFUL Jack Robinson, right, sends a message of thanks along with his twin brother Liam

 

LAYING in bed and holding up a handmade sign, Jack Robinson shows how grateful he is for all the support he’s getting.

LAYING in bed and holding up a handmade sign, Jack Robinson shows how grateful he is for all the support he’s getting.

The four-year-old was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour last month, and has been given only a five-per-cent chance of survival.

Since the news broke, Jack, along with his parents Terry, 47, Marie, 41, identical twin brother Liam, and sisters, Danielle, 21, Christina, 18 and Natalie, 14, have been inundated with messages of support.

And it doesn’t stop there. Scores of fundraising activities are being organised and people have been helping to make the Jack’s dreams come true.

To show his appreciation, Jack and Liam have made a colourful ‘thank you’ sign.

Terry, of Bere Road, Denmead, said: ‘Jack is so happy, and knows how much is being done for him.

‘It’s so magical that everyone in the community has rallied together in this way.

‘We as a family are also grateful for this help, it means so much to us, and we can’t say thank you enough.’

So far, £7,000 has been donated to the family – including £3,065 from a Valentine’s Ball.

But thousands of pounds are still expected to come in, as people continue to show a phenomenal amount of support.

Jack, who has been at home in recent days, is due to start radiotherapy next week.

His parents want to spend some of the donated money on a family holiday.

Terry added: ‘We have been given a small window in which we may be able to go abroad.

‘If it all works out, then we want to go on a family holiday to Disneyland Paris.

‘That’s what we are aiming for, but it’s difficult to plan anything.

‘His radiotherapy starts next week and will go on for six weeks.

‘We are sorting out his passport but really need to see how Jack is getting on.

‘At the moment he gets tired really quickly, and he will get more poorly as time goes on.

‘But he’s eating and drinking more.

‘This is good because he is putting on weight, instead of losing it.’

If Jack is too unwell to travel far, his family hope to go away to Centre Parcs.

DETAILS OF FURTHER FUNDRAISING TAKING PLACE FOR JACK

HERE’S a list of fundraisers coming up for Jack Robinson.

· Friday, February 28: Family fundraising day at the Cowplain Activity Centre in Padnell Road, from 7pm.

· Saturday, March 8: Infusion DJs to perform at Colonial Bar, Portsmouth Road, Horndean, from 7pm. Tickets cost £3 on the door on the night of the event.

· Sunday, March 9: Medium night with Tim Robbins, at Horndean Technology College, from 7pm.

To find out more, go to Jacks wishes donations x on Facebook.

 

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