Kieren Thomas-Thompson has died in his fathers arms, aged eight.
His family had been told in June he would potentially have six months to live after a rare form of rhabdomyosarcoma, a form of brain cancer spread throughout his body. Instead, he got three weeks.
The Ulladulla family made the decision not to tell Kieren about the extent of his cancer based on advice from doctors.
Last Friday, Kieren told them angels had been to visit him.
“We didn’t have to tell him he was dying,” said Kieren’s dad, Warren Thomas-Thompson.
“He knew he wouldn’t be here a long time. He was worried about his mum.”
Kieren began to have seizures on Saturday at lunchtime and never fully regained consciousness although he was still responsive.
On Sunday at 11.50am he took his final breath with Warren holding him and his older brother Bradley holding his hand.
The family is hoping to bury Kieren near his brother Brendan, who also died from another illness at the age of eight in 2004.
“He wanted to be buried near his brother,” Warren said.
Cronulla Sharks and NSW State of Origin player Paul Gallen has paid tribute to Kieren on social media.
Kieren’s greatest wish had been to see his name on Gallen’s wrist and in the third State of Origin game the rugby league star made it happen.
He has also vowed to keep Kieren’s name on his wrist for the rest of the season.
“He loved the Cronulla Sharks,” Warren said.
“The whole time he has been sick he has not been out of his Sharks gear.
“Paul rang us three or four times after Kieren died to check and see if we were okay.”
Kieren's funeral will be held on Thursday, July 21 at 2pm. It will be held at Chapel of White Lady, White Lady Funeral Home at 402 Pennant Hills Road, Pennant Hills.
The burial will take place at Castle Hill cemetery at Gilbert Road, Castle Hill at approximately 3.15pm after the service. Anyone is welcome to pay their respects.
The family has asked if possible, you wear NRL attire as Kieren was a huge rugby league fan.
“He was such a lovely, bubbly and outgoing boy,” Warren said.
“He didn’t like suits or anything like that.”
The Thomas-Thompson family would also like to thank everyone for the warm heartfelt messages and continuous support.
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Sending you all love and hugs at this very sad time, stay strong and keep your memories close to your heart ❤️ Sharon Bunyan, Ulladulla
My thoughts are with your family at this very sad time. I am so very, very sorry for your loss. Sending lots of love! xx Kate Willis, Kings Point
Fly high beautiful boy, my heart aches for your family.xx Cheri Croker, Bomaderry
Rest in peace little man Catherine, 2546
Wish you peace and strength. I'm so sorry to hear this. Dsilva family, Ryde
May you fly high with the angels. No more pain and no more suffering❤️ Sweet boy xx Shakira, Fairy Meadow
RIP little champ <3 bless your little heart! The hearts of strangers are thinking of your family! The Wyatts Surf Beach NSW
A beautiful kid taken way too soon. X Rhi Lake, Bathurst
Rest well angel ❤ Maddie, Wollongong
My Love and Prayers go to you. Rosi, Wollongong
RIP little man. Rest in Gods arms. Mary Robinson, Ulladulla
I have no words to ease your families sadness . From a Grandmother of 5 , I hope you rest easy without pain . To your family your loss is way to great for me to understand . 😢😢😢 Sally Kelton, St Georges Basin
may u rise again little angel prays always xx becca, 2536
Fly high with the angels Kieran. Thinking of you and your family in this very very sad time. May you r.i.p. Little man xoxoxox Nicole Tuttleby, Kings Point
RiP littie mate you fought a tough battle. Morag Oliver, ULLADULLA
Fly with the Angels sweet boy 🙏 Danielle, Wollongong
What a beautiful boy, taken too soon 😔 My thoughts and prayers are with you're family in this sad time little buddy! May you Rest in Peace 🎗💘 Unknown, Sanctuary Point
RIP Kieren! Sending lots of love to the family during this very sad time. ❤️ Cath, Coledale
Sending our love and prayers. Brave Keiren we met at the hospital when Natasha our daughter was also battling cancer. So sad to hear of your passing. Angela, Warriewood
Hey little champion, hope your having lots of fun with those Angels. They will keep you safe and make you happy. God bless your little soul. Eddie Moore, Narooma
Fly high with the angels Keiren. x 💕 Angela, Dapto
R.i.p so young Ashley, NSW
R.I.P young man. My condolences to the family and friends of Kieren. May he be resting in the arms of the angels xox Rebecca, Dapto
Rip little man love to your family xxxx Judith, Warrawong
Prayers and fond memories are what we have to remember our dearly departed. May the love of family and friends comfort you during these difficult days, my most heartfelt condolences. Fly high angel ❤️ Tenneil, Dapto
Rest in peace little man, hopefully the Sharks can do it for you this season. Thoughts & best wishes to the family. Jason Feledyk, Holsworthy
Nearly lost our daughter not once but twice .thank god she is still with us .I feel your sorrow it's heartbreaking. He is in a beautiful place now. Debbie, Wollongong
RIP beautiful boy & shine bright like a Brooke & Family, Nowra
rest in peace little kieren and fly high and free with the angels xxx raelene monahan gladstone park, melbourne vic 3043
Oh my god...this made me cry. Rest in Peace Kieren ☆♡☆ I hope those angels and your brother are looking after you. Sending strength to your mum and family to help her through this pain. ♡ Jacqui Smith, Narooma
R.I.P. Kieren. You are with the angels now. Love to all your family, you will be watching over them. Louise Dalmazzo, Kiama Downs
R.I.P Angel...:( Anna, Bega
Rest in peace little man💞 Lisa, Albion Park
sweet dreams little man. Well done Mum& Dad hope your pain eases with time. Cathy Overs, Albion Park
R.I.P young man 😢 Janaya Murray, Warilla
R.i.p Kieren you have now grown your Angel Wings to fly high say hi to my lill Angel up there too strong boy 🙏😇 Sharren Williams, Unanderra
May you always fly with angels and love to your family Sharon, 2219
Precious boy, you are now in a more peaceful place where you can live without pain. May you forever rest in peace, you will be missed by all who loved you but they will see you again some day. Fly high little one, you will always be remembered x Caitlin Weir, Nowra
RIP Kieren another little Angel in God’s arms and your Cronulla Sharks won tonight. Shaz, Bega
R.I.P may you spread your wings and fly higher then before, you will live forever in the hearts you have touched. Lisa, Bega
RIP little man. My heartfelt wishes to your family. Aaron Carter, Sydney
I think your little boy has shown more courage than what most of us could show in a lifetime.. I can't begin to imagine what the family is going through and I wish all of you the very best in such a difficult time. Glen, Albion Park
Fly high little buddy, may you rest in peace, thinking of your beautiful family Kidd family, Delegate NSW
RIP Kieran, you were a kind young man when we met you at christmas time. Thinking of you all at this time. Kylie, Merimbula
Take care Kieren you are now up in heaven. I don't know you but I do believe you are not in pain anymore. GODBLESS. Little man. Patrick Rooney, Mollymook
I cannot imagine anything more heartbreaking than losing a child. My thoughts are with you all xxx Vashti, Figtree
Such a cool little dude, always happy and such a great smile. Rest easy, you'll always be remembered. Carlie, Wollongong
Rest in peace little man xxxxxx Lori Horne, Berkeley
You're with the angels now you brave little man. Rest peacefully darling boy Linda Dawson, Kalaru
Rest in peace little man. No more pain. Jay Ashfield
Rip little man. The Sharks will win the premiership this year with a angel like you watching over them.. . Rochelle Harris, Sydney
Free from all pain little man rest in peace. Karin Rubenach, Berriedale Tasmania
What a remarkable strong hearted boy you were may you fly with the angels forever xxx Fiona Levett, Cootamundra
Rest in peace little angel ❤️ Sarah, Tura Beach
You are one little kid Kieren RIP mate my heart goes out to you n your family Luke Martin, Revesby
RIP Kieren, you will be up there flying high with your beautiful brother xx Pam, Gregory Hills
Rest In a Peace you brave little guy. My heart aches for your family ❤️ Michelle, Flinders
My heart goes out to Kieren's family. To Kieren may you rest in peace now and that you are not suffering anymore. You can be with your big brother now. I hope that the Sharks win this year for you. R.I.P little man, Adele xx Adele Kierse, Mount Saint Thomas
In the arms of the Angels little man🙏🏼😘 Shelby, Elanora
Sorry to hear of the loss of your son so soon, keep strong, ex manager SCA Ulladulla Matthew Whitehead Nowra, Worrigee
My heart aches for you all. Your darling boy flies where only angels sing. Lois Delaney Yamanto, (Ipswich) QLD
You are in peace now brave boy, so sad for your family and friends Gilda Perez, Bulli
RIP Keiren UP UP CRONULLA Little Sharkie Luke, Wollongong
You are a special soul ..keep on shininh bright Renee, Penrith
Lots of love to you sweetheart Stephanie, Woonona
Rest in peace little man Greg, Merrylands NSW
Fly high young man Craig, Barrack Heights
fly with the angels Jill May Tura Beach
My heart goes out to the whole family. To have buried one child already and now Kieren has gone to be with the Angels too. Sincere condolences to all your loved ones, Kieren. Fly high!💙😢 Barbara, Wagga Wagga
You were a true hero mate you still are, your fight wasn't inspired so many of us and made us realise our lives aren't to hard, proud of you bud Nathan, Ulladulla
Fly with the angels dear boy ♥♥ Jill, Tura Beach
Rest well little angel Tracey Waters, Jacka ACT
R.I.P beautiful boy 💖 Holly, Windang
Fly high Angel ❤️ Stephanie Austin, Menai
R.I.P beautiful boy my prays with your family and friends Samantha Webb, Ulladulla
God bless. My heart is with you at this time.💗 Pam Eight Mile Plains, Brisbane
Rest in Peace champ. Hope you continue to play your fav sport in Heaven Carl Wodonga, VIC
You were a strong soldier and you can now soldier on in heaven with the Angels RIP little dude xx Ashley, Warrawong
Love and thoughts for the family. Looks like it was a hood life. Yvonne, KV
Life is so unfair Im so sorry beautiful boy, thinking of your loved ones xx Ingrid, Basin View
Rip mate Allan, Albion Park
I am so sorry for your. Loss , I lost a son age 8. My heart broke reading that this is your second child to leave you to go to heaven. I cannot imagine your pain. I worry about my other living children dying all the time. May you be given the strength to carry on, and the peace to know they are truly together waiting for you in heaven. My heart breaks for you both. Sending all my love. Thoughts, prayers and strength. Barbara Wills, Bodalla
My thoughts prays & love go out to sue , warren & family I had the pleasures of meeting the at th RMDH Westmead stay strong ❤️❤️ Larrelle Spice, Forbes
RIP Kieren. You are now an angel in heaven Cecily Hawker, ACT
How unbelievably sad. I am so sorry for your loss. RIP beautiful boy 💗 Cath, Bulli
My thoughts are with you Cathy, Tasmania
Rest in peace, Kieren, you fought so hard and you were such a brave little boy, rest eternally with your brother sweet boy, you'll always hold a special place in my heart, thinking of your beautiful family at this devastating time xxoo Amy Mulyk, Adelaide
RIP. May the stars shine bright as you beautiful looks down on you. Xx Tracey, Canberra
RIP kieren.... fly high .. my heart is breaking for the family Jenny Pannaye, MORPETH NSW
Sending my condolences to the family he can rest now he's not in any pain he's one of God's helpers now sending my love from Australia Bronwyn Luff, Australia
Thinking of you all Suze, Warren & family. Wish I could be there to pay my respects. Kieren was a warrior to the very end. You are in my thoughts prayers & sending you strength also at this difficult time. All our love Bel & boys..xx❤️❤️ Bel Woodberry, NSW 2322
God be with you young man Irene Comc
Our hearts go out to the family Cootamundra Bulldogs, Cootamuna 2590
So sorry to hear this. He certainly was a little fighter. RIP. Condolences to the family xx Sue & Allan Lotze, Nowra
Strong kid buddy, fly high Cooper Buswell, Balgownie
Fly high angel. Until you all meet again. Lauren, 5095
Hey little angel you will be in my heart forever Val Mandarini, Allawah
May God bless you all, he is the arms of angels Chris Moorebank, NSW
Fly high little man. Lots of hugs and my deepest condolences. Carley, Heathcote VIC
I didn't know you sweet boy, but I'm thinking about you & how brave you were...Fly high with your angels..RIP little man..xxx Sue, Varsity Lakes Qld
RIP Kieren stay strong mum n dad my heart aches for you all Debbie, Horsley
RIP Kieren, you fought to the very end. Kim D, Narrewarren South Vic
Rest in peace young man.... A beautiful soul taken to early Leanne Boughton, Goulburn NSW
very very sorry about the loss of your beautiful boy may he rest in peace. taken way to soon . sending lots of hugs to his family Donna, Batemans Bay
As a father of 2 boys, I sit here at work reading about brave Kieren with tears in my eyes. Brent, Shellharbour
Fly High little man . X💜 Tash Beaton, Woonona
RIP Kieran. My condolences to all of your family. Fly high with the Angels sweetie. You now have your Angel wings. 💙💙💙💙 Liz Frankston, Victoria
Rest in peace Kieren. My heartfelt sympathy to all his family!! Karen Hammond, Mindarie WA (ex Wollonging)
Fly high kieran brave boy my regards go to your family and my thoughts are with yous all Kathy, Nowra
Love, strength, and condolences to the family on your unbearable loss. As a Roosters fan I am pleased to see your boys beat my boys. R.I.P little man Bernadette Parnell, Cobram (formally Tathra ) Vic
May the angels wrap there wings around you and hold you near sleep little man sleep Lee, Deniliquin
rest in peace in the arms of angels Dianne, Windang 2528
We pray that a host of Angels will comfort you all at this sad time. My nana used to say God only took the ones early that have influenced the most. God bless, you have touched our lives. X Bernie Staunton, Lilli Pilli
We are so shocked and deeply saddened by this news. You are all in our thoughts, so very sorry for your loss. We'll miss you and your beautiful smile. Liz and Anya (RMH), Armidale NSW
Sweet little one. May you fly high with the angels and look down on the ones who adore you. Xx Lisa Burns, Lake Heights
both brothers are together in heaven looking down at mom and dad with happiness and a deafening sadness! They are in complete joy with each other as the Lord grants them eternal peace, no pain, as they await the most joyous reunion with their family! we don’t know why some families have to endure such heartache but both of you must be very special parents! my words can not help your sorrow as I am deeply touched by your courageous fight! May you have peace in the knowledge that you will be reunited in heaven! All my love and prayers are sent to the both of you, be as strong as your son was! Bea Aitken, Keswick Ontario
Another angel taken too soon Janine Adams, Worrigee
Kieren you are dancing with those angels now and forevermore. Love and prayers to your mum and dad and all who loved you. Tina Zalakos, Nowra
You guys are just the most amazing family - I'm humbled to have met you when we were at Ronald McDonald. Our family is thinking of you and will always remember Kieren. Love from the Clodes - Dan, Mel, William, Lily and Charlie Mel Clode Bruce
Fly high Kieren Linda Wake, Bega NSW
U have two angels watching over you guys now!! May Kieren n his brother RIP Seano Tash Mac, Farmborough Heights
Much love and prayers go out to your special family. Such a happy beautiful boy. Rest easy Little man❤️ Tiara Mea, Mission Beach
Our heartfelt sympathy to Kieren's family. We hope despite all your pain you will treasure the happier memories of Kieren and your family Dennis and Shelley xxoo Merimbula
Fly high, little man 😚 love to your family xx Sharne Graham, Ulladulla
Rest in peace, little man, and thinking about his parents at this sad time Kristie Churchill, Victoria
RIP little man. will be cheering for the Sharkies to win this season just for you Kieren. Fly high, little man. Belinda James, Ulladulla
You’re without pain now, Kieren. Fly with the Angels, Sweetheart xxx Amanda Howard, Basin View
Dear Kieren ur at peace now angels Shannon, Nowra
Deepest sympathy to all family and friends, whatever i say can not ease your pain of losing Kieren, and even though i dont know you , im thinking of you all at this time, fly with the angels kieren xxxxx Lyn Duggan, Geeveston
hi i was in kieren's class in 2015 i miss you kieren Grace Wall, Ulladulla
Sending you our love, what do we say, we are so sorry and send our deepest sympathy to yourself and your wife and your family. So young...not fair xxx Jill & Steve Jamieson Bega NSW 2550
We are very deeply saddened with this heartbreaking news. The staff at PEPS send their deepest condolesences to the Thomas-Thompson family. May he forever rest in peace alongside his brother Brendan. May their memory be eternal. Kathy Venetsanos, Canterbury. NSW
Lord plz watch over Kieren and give his beautiful family our love Shayne, Paul, baby David & the Carr family, Dubbo
The angels are with you sweet boy. Love and peace xxx Sioux Bradshaw, Kangaroo Point
RIP Kieren may you be at peace, thoughts to your family xx Marie, Werrington County
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