Gemma's Story

As part of a school project for r.e. gemma had to write a story on who her idol was, she chose joe.


We have uploaded this piece of work so you can all read it..

Why he was my idol.


Joseph (my cousin) was my idol because he saved my 2 brothers. If it wasn't for him, my oldest brother (Reece) would have died by now. But my little brother (Lennon) would have been very poorly and eventually died!

He has saved lots of other peoples lives across the world !



Unfortunately on the 17th August at 8:25 at night he passed away, aged 6 years old. My auntie Elle said it was so peaceful when he took his last breath. We didn't want him to go through what he had gone through anymore. He lost his hearing, his sight and couldn't eventually walk at the end of his life. Before he passed away he came home for a couple of days to spend some of his last days with the family and of course his mum. Whilst he had the disease, I was the only one who could make him laugh and entertain him. He would touch me and then he knew it was me.

All About Him

Me and Joe

Joe loved batman and spiderman. He had every James Bond film there was. Before he died and was diagnosed he watched the last Pierce Brosman, James Bond film

He never went on consoles. My Auntie bought him a Playstation One but he never went on it. All he played with was action figures and watched films.


Gem and Joe

He was only at school for 3 years but he loved school. Whilst me and him was at school, I always looked after him, when someone was picking on him and when he didn't have no one to play with. When he started going blind he used to bump into walls and lampposts. He got a blue slip for knocking some one over, it wasn't his fault! Eventually he couldn't go to school anymore.

While he was in hospital

Gem and Joe

He had to have cheomtherapy at the start of the treatment, he went bald. He had fitted in wigglys in his chest, which the chemo goes through. Then he had a bone marrow transplant, which you get a donor from someone in the world and the doctors put there blood through his wigglys. It worked but he was far too gone. You get really tired and weak. You sometime can feel sick He was in isolation (nobody aloud in) for about 2 weeks. He was in hospital for 11 weeks. When he had died, I gave him a cuddle and sat next to him. He looked so peaceful and well.

Thanks For Reading My Story

Gem and Joe

Gemma Mumby

Age 12

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