Meet Brave Bobby!

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Bobby in hospital bed playing with toys

Bobby’s mum, Ness, explains,

“It’s mentally and physically draining on the other kids. Charlie, his older sister, is very close to Bobby and she has found it extremely hard. She has separation anxiety now. She gets very worried when we have to go to hospital or something bad happens. It’s all a lot, especially financially.

“It has been the hardest nine months of our lives, especially watching Bobby go through something that no parent or person should ever see – a child suffer – and listening to other kids beg in pain and scream while you’re in hospital. It’s heartbreaking.”

In October 2023, Bobby had his last dose of chemotherapy.

The family are looking forward to the day that Bobby completes his treatment, and he gets to ring the bell. To celebrate, Vanessa and her partner are getting married. “We’re having a celebration, and it will be for the family and for Bobby.

“We haven’t been able to celebrate very much in the past two years. But now we can celebrate Bobby being still here after the amount of fighting he has done and what he’s been through. Because Bobby was very sick but he’s still here. He’s still fighting.”

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Bobby's family with fireworks in the background

Camp Quality has been there for Bobby and his family with Family Fun Days, where they can all have a good time together in a safe environment.

Ness says,

“It gives the opportunity for our family to be a family. We also have a Family Camp booked in for September and we are so looking forward to spending some quality time together, and letting the kids breathe as well – especially the older kids. It’s not just about Bobby, it’s about them, as well.”

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Bobby and sister smiling in hospital bed

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