Young Shark braves cancer fight

Club Captain Paul Gallen broke from Blues camp on Monday night to pay visit to a young Sharks fan Kieren Thomas-Thompson, who continues his brave fight against cancer.

Kieren, at just 8-years of age, has been undergoing intensive treatment for Rhabdomyosarcoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer, since June of last year.

The Thomas-Thompson family are dreading what their future holds after being told last week that even with continued treatment, sadly the outlook for their son is extremely bleak.

Though not the first time the pair have met, Kieren found a way to smile in the presence of his Sharks and Blues hero, with Gallen only too happy to give of his time.

Fellow Sharks Gerard Beale, Kurt Capewell and Junior Roqica visited Kieren on Wednesday at the Ronald McDonald House in Westmead, with Roqica praising Kieren’s fighting spirit.

“The strongest people in the world come in all shapes and sizes,” Roqica said.

“Young Kieren is a true testament of that in his current battle with cancer.

“It truly touched me how strong he is, and how beautiful his family are during this time.”

On-going costs, including medical and relocation expenses for the Thomas-Thompson family are excessive, with any public donations greatly appreciated.

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