Bobby’s story is an inspiration to everyone
One of the biggest complaints journalists face is that the papers are always full of bad news.
So it is always nice to get a story that you know is going to be an uplifting experience for all who read it.
That is hopefully the case with this week’s feature about Bobby McGregor on pages four and five.
Just four-years-old, Bobby was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia shortly after his first birthday.
Since that day he has received constant chemotherapy, only stopping if his immune system could take no more.
He has had to endure steroids, blood transfusions and lumbar punctures. The experience would have tested even adults, but brave Bobby has faced cancer down and defeated it.
His mother, Whitney, and dad, Robert, received the news they so desired last week and it is a pleasure to share it with Reformer readers.
Cancer is something that affects every family at some point. Bobby’s story is an inspiration to us all and we wish him all the best.
Elsewhere in this week’s paper, I sat down with new MP Gerard Killen last week to discuss his new role representing the people of Rutherglen and Hamilton West.
He enters parliament during a dramatic period for British politics. We will be keeping a close eye on how Mr Killen performs and urge him to always do what is right for the constituency.
You can read the interview on pages 14 and 15.
There will be a number of parades taking place this weekend, so make sure you check out roadwatch on page nine to avoid the road closures.
And if you want to see what other readers are saying, turn to page 34.