He’s a famous celebrity, a talented entertainer, a devoted husband and a loving father.
While his Facebook feeds are normally filled with happy snaps of his kids, inspiring quotes about life and uplifting stories about family, today Michael Buble and his wife, Luisana made the devastating announcement that has left our hearts breaking alongside theirs – Buble’s three-year-old son, Noah, is battling cancer.
It’s a battle that countless families go through each and every year and one of the worst things to witness. No child deserves the pain and suffering that comes with fighting this fight and no parent deserves to watch their child undergo it.
“We are devastated about the recent cancer diagnosis.”
Just two weeks ago Michael was sharing snaps of his beautiful family with the world, their eyes filled with love, their sons looking happy and healthy.
Today, Michael shared a different type of post on Facebook, one without images, one that has left impacted social media and one that comes with the stark realisation that childhood cancer can strike any child, at any time.
“We have a long journey in front of us.”
What started out as a suspected case of the mumps was soon confirmed as cancer. Michael and Luisana, who have homes in Canada, the United States and Argentina, are currently in the United States where Noah is receiving his treatment.
It is unconfirmed what type of cancer Noah has or what stage it is in.
“We have always been vocal about the importance of family and the love we have for our children,” Michael writes. “Luisana and I have put our careers on hold in order to devote all our time and attention to helping Noah get well.”
The Canadian singer and his Argentian wife have been married for five years. They also have a 10-month-old son, Elias.
650 newly diagnosis of childhood cancer in Australia every year
Michael and Luisana are certainly not the first family to experience this awful journey and, unfortunately, they won’t be the last.
Just last week a Melbourne father shared on social media a heartbreaking photo of his daughter who is battling canceras a way to raise awareness and shed some light on just how awful childhood cancer really is.
This year in Australia alone, an estimated 650 children aged 0-14 will be newly diagnosed with cancer. Most of these children are under the age of four. An average of 85 children in Australia lose their battle with cancer every year.
These numbers are heartbreaking. Every single diagnosis of childhood cancer, every single story shared on Facebook, every single tear shed by the ones who love the child confirm that sometimes, life is just not fair.
But with strength, courage, love, and adequate treatment it is possible to overcome this battle. We hope that Michael, Luisana and Noah have what it takes to make it through together. Good luck, little man. We are all praying for you.
For families undergoing a similar fight, we wish you all the strength in the world. Please remember that there are charities that can help with costs and offer support including Kids with Cancer Foundation, Redkite and Starlight Children’s Foundation.