Bobby’s story is an in­spi­ra­tion to ev­ery­one

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Dou­glas Dickie

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.

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