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Delight for Jody Craddock as Wolves legend's son Toby gets all-clear

Wolves legend Jody Craddock shared his joy and thanked fans for their ongoing support after his son was discharged from hospital after battling with cancer for eight years.

Jody Craddock with son Toby, who has been discharged from hospital following an eight year battle with leukaemia (Image: @MrJodyCraddock)

Toby was diagnosed with leukaemia aged just two-years-old in May 2012 and spent three years on chemotherapy.

The brave 10-year-old was having chemotherapy treatment every single day to fight against the aggressive illness.

He has spent the last five years in remission and has now been discharged from hospital.

Jody, who hung up his boots in 2013, said: "He has been in remission for five years, so we had to go back to the hospital a couple of times a year for check ups, but he has now had his last appointment.

"It is another milestone we have reached and a chapter that we can now put behind us.

"Toby is great. He likes to play football and you wouldn't know any difference, he is just fantastic.

"The last five years there has always been something in the back of my mind, you know what life can be like at times.

"We are a really strong, close-knit family and this doesn't change anything, we appreciate everything and will continue to enjoy every moment of life."

Toby has been discharged from hospital following an eight year battle with leukaemia (Image: @MrJodyCraddock)

Toby is the youngest of Craddock's three sons and has been treated at Birmingham Children's Hospital.

Some proceeds raised from Craddock's Wolves testimonial, attended by more than 9,000 fans at Molineux in 2014, went to the hospital to help revamp its cancer care unit.

Craddock, who spent 10 years at Wolves including two separate spells in the Premier League, has thanked fans for their support throughout his son's treatment.

"People have been fantastic. They always have been, and not just Wolves fan. The response has been great.

"I would like to thank all the people who have wished us well and supported him over the last eight years. Although it has been a long time, people always ask how he is.

"It is nice to have a good story and some positive news to share, particularly in these tough times at the moment."

Fellow Wolves heroes and supporters congratulated the family on Twitter.

Ex-Wolves player Colin Taylor, said: "Brilliant news for Toby first and foremost and to you all as a family mate and hope to see you soon."

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