Henry might only have been two-and-a-half, but already his dad could see his little personality taking hold. He was smart, funny, mischievous; a child filled with love and joy, despite having spent 15 months of his life confined to the walls of hospitals.
Sadly, Henry died in January this year.
The little boy’s father, television writer/actor Rob Delaney, shared his heartbreak via social media this week, writing that he, his wife – Leah – and their older sons have been left “devastated” by the loss the “beautiful” toddler to cancer.
The 41-year-old, who co-wrote and starred in the TV hit Catastrophe, explained that Henry had been diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2016, shortly after his first birthday. Surgery and treatment halted the disease for a few months, but by Spring it returned.
“His tumour and surgery left him with significant physical disabilities, but he quickly learned sign language and developed his own method of getting from A to B shuffling on his beautiful little bum,” the UK-based actor wrote.
“His drive to live and to love and to connect was profound.”
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