After their marriage when he and Leila started a family they were shocked when Tommy jnr was born a hemophiliac. As he grew they watched over him carefully, keeping him out of harm’s way without trying to constrict his little life, but there were times when accidents occurred and by the age of 7 he had had two blood transfusions. They could not understand what was wrong when young Tommy became ill with a strange, unknown disease. Tests and investigations failed to pinpoint the cause. As Tommy became weaker the stress and trauma in the family became almost unbearable. They were fighting each other, battling with God. “Why, why, why? ” Tom yelled at God.
The eight-year old was alone with his father in hospital one night. Having watched his father’s agitation and desperation he asked, “Are you frightened, dad?”
“Of course son, aren’t you?”…….