One of our poster recently brought a very sad story to my attention and I’d like to share it with you all, if I may.
This doesn’t really have a lot to do with Sharks rugby per se, although the person that it’s primarily about is a big name in SA sporting circles and has never been one to hide his personal passion for the men in black and white. Former SuperSport presenter Darren Scott and his wife Sarah-Kate are currently living through every parent’s worse nightmare, having recently discovered that their 15-month-old son Mark has kidney cancer.
Scott has always been a controversial character, of course, with recent media exposure certainly far from favourable. I can only speak from personal experience, though, having met him in person last year – I found him to be an incredibly open, friendly and helpful man and a Sharks supporter to the core. Not that we would wish the sort of hell that Darren and his wife are going through on anyone, regardless of their perceived flaws.
The Scotts have set up a Facebook page (and a trust fund) for people who would like to support them with a good wish, a prayer, or even a donation and I’d like to ask our readers to support the family in whichever way they can. The link to the page is here.
Thanks to all and here’s to fervently hoping for a full recovery for this little boy, as well as the thousands of others diagnosed with cancer each year.Tweet