Rob Delaney Shares Heartbreaking Details of His Son’s Brave Battle Against Cancer After He Died Aged Two

Henry’s short time on this planet was a memorable one for his family as Rob Delaney described his late son as a joy.

Even celebrities have their own mountains to climb, it’s just unfortunate that Rob Delaney’s mountain was an insurmountable one in the form of his son suffering from cancer.

Comedian, actor, and star of the television show ‘Catastrophe’, Rob Delaney had it all until his son was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2016.

"I'm comfortable & nothing is wrong."

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Tho forty-one-year-old and his family have been helping little Henry battle the disease ever since then.

Sadly, it was not to be.

Rob Delaney announced on his Facebook page that his two-year-old son passed away last month.

The comedian shared a heartbreaking message complete with little anecdotes of the fun times he spent with his son.

Henry Delaney was diagnosed with the brain cancer after he started losing weight drastically and was vomiting incessantly.

Beginning his Facebook statement on a somber note, he wrote,

‘I have very sad news. My two and a half-year-old son Henry has passed away. Henry had been diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2016, shortly after his first birthday, following persistent vomiting and weight loss’

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The former father of three then went on to describe the harrowing procedures his son underwent to beat the disease.

Young Henry Delaney initially had surgery to remove the tumor a few weeks after the diagnosis.

This was followed by a gut-wrenching period of treatment early in the year 2017.

Unfortunately, just when Henry Delaney was getting stronger, the disease returned in full force with Henry eventually succumbing last month.

Henry’s short time on this planet was a memorable one for his family as Rob Delaney described his late son as a joy.

He wrote,

‘Henry was a joy. He was smart, funny, and mischievous and we had so many wonderful adventures together, particularly after he’d moved home following fifteen months living in hospitals’.

I put big boy underpants on my baby

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Despite being beset with significant physical disabilities, Henry Delaney was a survivor.

The toddler learned sign language to communicate with his family.

He also developed his own unique method of getting from place to place by ‘shuffling on his beautiful little bum’.

Henry’s lighthearted nature was obvious to everyone who came in contact with him.

Young Henry and his father used to take cab rides all the time with his father tweeting following the announcement,

‘Riding in black cabs was one of Henry’s great joys.He would often thank the driver in sign language at the end of a ride. Many drivers wouldn’t accept £ when they learned our destination or would give me £ to donate to hospital trust. Good people’

In fact, one of such cabbies got into contact with Rob Delaney revealing that he had given the family a ride once.

The kindhearted cabbie wrote,

‘I’m so sorry to hear your sad news, Rob. I took you and Henry to GOSH one day last year and it stuck with me what an absolute trooper of a boy he was’

He was, without hyperbole, an inspiration to me, and I’m so gutted to hear of his passing. Sending love to you and your family’.

The comedian ended his post by thanking the NHS staff who looked after his son and praised his wife and Henry’s two brothers for their strength.

In his public post, Rob thanked the NHS staff who looked after his son and praised the ‘love-in-action’ displayed by his wife and Henry’s two brothers.

‘Thank you, beautiful Henry, for spending as much time with us as you did. We miss you so much’.

Our hearts are with Rob Delaney and his family in this difficult time.


Written by Evelyn Smith

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