We have some very sad news this evening, as it has been revealed that brave Jack Norfolk has passed away.
The courageous 12-year-old captured the hearts of a nation after his starring role in ITV’s documentary Children’s Hospital, in which he shared his story of ill health with the world.
Just four years old at the time the series ran, Jack gave an insight into his life and treatment after suffering from kidney failure.
At the time, Jack was on four hours of dialysis three times a week, and was also seen undergoing an operation on his hip due to a bone disorder.
Viewers also followed Jack’s progress as he learned to walk again, and he became known – and loved – for his cheeky spirit.
Hailing him as an ‘inspiration’, his mum Jeni had revealed how Jack had been born weighing just 2lb 5oz, with a number of health issues affecting his heart and liver.
This evening, the Manchester Evening News reported that brave Jack lost his long battle on Saturday, and passed away in his mother’s arms.
Our hearts go out to the family. What an inspiration he truly was, and always will be.