Spare a thought, if you will

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content on 21 Mar 2012 at 08:30
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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.


  • thanks so much Rob , may the lord take care of their lil one and allow him to become a strapping young man,

  • Comment 1, posted at 21.03.12 09:10:06 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • Our prayers will be with the Scott family.

  • Comment 2, posted at 21.03.12 09:20:18 by StevieS Reply
  • Thanks for running this thread Rob, like you said you could never wish this hell on anyone and I wish Darren and his family all the best

  • Comment 3, posted at 21.03.12 09:25:14 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
  • Oh man, that’s awful! I really wish them all the best – all things are possible.

  • Comment 4, posted at 21.03.12 09:36:24 by Big Fish Reply
    Big Fish
  • That is awful. Their little boys is only a few weeks older than my little girl. I cannot imagine what they are going through. I wish them all the best to get through this.

  • Comment 5, posted at 21.03.12 09:48:38 by lostfish Reply
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  • My thoughts and prayers are with you Darren. Good luck.

  • Comment 6, posted at 21.03.12 10:33:25 by Ben Reply
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  • Really sad news! Anyone who’s met Darren or followed his career knows that the unfortunate indiscretion was a moment of weakness and not a reflection of the man’s character. God bless the Scott family with a speed recovery.

  • Comment 7, posted at 21.03.12 13:04:03 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 7) : well said.
    I’ve read that they need in the region of R300k, but the aim is R500k for after treatment. Now for ,someone with no income, even with its an enormous amount.

    Also read that Mark responded well to his first chemo session.

    Wishing the Scott family all the best and a 100% recovery!

  • Comment 8, posted at 21.03.12 13:29:12 by Ice Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 8) : That is a hell of a lot of money. I saw that Radio Jacaranda is helping him out with their Angels. He did do a lot of good with that when he was a DJ on that show.

  • Comment 9, posted at 21.03.12 16:10:45 by lostfish Reply
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