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19 November 2011 @ 03:45 pm
RIP Luca Jones  

Liverpool and Australia goalkeeper Brad Jones' 5 year old son Luca passed away last night after battling acute myeloid leukemia for over 18 months. Brad's former club Middlesbrough are wearing black armbands in their match today in his honour.

Brad and his girlfriend Dani did an interview with about Luca and his condition last month that you can watch here.
They've done a lot of work raising awareness and money with the Anthony Nolan trust. If you'd like to consider joining their register and potentially becoming a donor or would like to donate money to the charity there is lots of information on their website:

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noodlecookienoodlecookie on November 19th, 2011 03:46 pm (UTC)
I just found out about this. Really heartbreaking.

scrubyscruby on November 19th, 2011 03:53 pm (UTC)
This is so sad.

RIP Luca Jones.
Save tonight and fight the break of dawn: Blackbookicannotthink on November 19th, 2011 03:57 pm (UTC)

RIP, my prayers go out to him and his family.
sparks_can_flysparks_can_fly on November 19th, 2011 03:59 pm (UTC)
So heartbreaking, RIP Luca

Idatheosakansun on November 19th, 2011 04:05 pm (UTC)
I can't even imagine what they're going through right now.

R.I.P. Luca. My thoughts are with his family.
hannah523hannah523 on November 19th, 2011 04:08 pm (UTC)
oh nooo that's sooo sad :(
Breathe and Stopcadaver_andante on November 19th, 2011 04:08 pm (UTC)
omg, poor little baby! RIP
domster07: david seriousdomster07 on November 19th, 2011 04:13 pm (UTC)
RIP little one
My thoughts and prayers go out to his parents, family
Like a magpie I live for glitter, not you: FB: vds!Giggs hugglesmelj1213 on November 19th, 2011 04:15 pm (UTC)
So sad to hear about Luca's passing away, but it's touching to see the Middlesborough players wearing armbands in his memory.

Thoughts and prayers are with him and his family
sanysunshined: it is Isanysunshined on November 19th, 2011 04:22 pm (UTC)
My thoughts are with the family... RIP little man... ;_;

My grandpa died of the same thing 6 months ago, it's absolutely vicious. Medicine isn't moving fast enough after all.
masterofhentzaumasterofhentzau on November 19th, 2011 04:22 pm (UTC)
RIP Luca
[--Key--]: alanahikarichanshonen_key on November 19th, 2011 04:25 pm (UTC)
R.I.P. Luca.
ecstatic_appealecstatic_appeal on November 19th, 2011 04:27 pm (UTC)
My thoughts are with the family
Ace Of Spadesultra_obscene84 on November 19th, 2011 04:52 pm (UTC)
RIP sweet little boy. My condolences to his family. ;_;
Linartemistrouble on November 19th, 2011 04:58 pm (UTC)
RIP Luca :(
xue: kennyrapsukha4 on November 19th, 2011 05:00 pm (UTC)
RIP Luca.
Jenny Jenkinsjenny_jenkins on November 19th, 2011 05:01 pm (UTC)
Sweet, brave little thing.

spainawards2008spainawards2008 on November 19th, 2011 05:03 pm (UTC)
RIP Luca

My thoughts are with his family. I don't know how anyone lives with something like this.
Jenny: He hit the pass that wasn't therethelichen on November 19th, 2011 05:05 pm (UTC)
just heartbreaking. cancer, you are the worst.
I know what you think about me: sex - hugging |true love|julialonso on November 19th, 2011 05:16 pm (UTC)
RIP Luca.

God may be the strength and support that the family needs.
ghost_busting: legends utdghost_busting on November 19th, 2011 05:23 pm (UTC)
Heartbreaking :( RIP, Luca. My thoughts are with his parents. ♥
The Doctor. Doctor. Fun.: Liverpooljessi_cola on November 19th, 2011 05:34 pm (UTC)
RIP :(
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Catherine: Daggeralana2x1 on November 19th, 2011 05:44 pm (UTC)
RIP little Luca. Absolutely heartbreaking. All my thoughts are with Brad and Dani right now :( And it was only a few days ago that they announced Dani was 5 months pregnant and Luca was really excited. So sad :(
Susie Carmichaelsumrndmgrl on November 20th, 2011 12:17 am (UTC)
oh man. i hope her pregnancy goes smooth. this can be a lot of stress while carrying a baby.
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issycissyc on November 19th, 2011 06:08 pm (UTC)
that is absolutely heartbreaking. rip
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