World News – UA – Ablett opens up on battle for his son’s health


After a tumultuous 2020 for the Ablett family, they opened up about their son’s health battle and what life will be like after the AFL

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After a tumultuous 2020 for the Ablett family, they opened up about their son’s health battle and what life will be like after AFLSource: Supplied

Ahead of husband Gary Ablett’s 357th and final AFL game, Jordan Ablett opened up about the challenges the family endured throughout a tumultuous 2020

In July, the Ablett family revealed their son Levi had been diagnosed with a rare degenerative disease Jordan’s mother Trudy was also battling lung cancer at the time and tragically passed away in August


With her husband isolated with the Geelong Cats for much of the year, Jordan admitted that taking care of one-year-old Levi has been difficult, but incredibly rewarding.

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« It was really, really hard because the diagnosis came when mum was near the end of her trip we just had a lot going on at the same time, » Jordan said on Channel 9

« So yeah, we’re in the same boat and that’s what it is And yeah, we’re just taking it day in and day out »

Jordan Ablett and son Levi applaud dad Gary as the final siren soundsSource: News Corp Australia

« He is doing well He has his challenges that we as a family face on a daily basis, » Jordan said

« But saying he’s so determined, and like you said he’s so smiley and has such a zest for life »

After revealing that he will be retiring after the 2020 PM job, Gary will close the final chapter of his AFL career at the Gabba on Saturday night

« We’ve always said that after soccer we would definitely just want to travel, but obviously that doesn’t happen any time soon, » Jordan said

« I can’t wait to see him at home with us and to be fully present. It will be good to have him at home, to make good family memories together »

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Gary has a tremendous career in the AFL, in which he became two-time Prime Minister, two-time Brownlow medalist and eight-time All-Australian

But Jordan would love to see her husband retire from the AFL with another prime minister under his belt to ensure a magical farewell to the sport

« Of course he would love to sign his career with another prime minister, but I think just having the opportunity to play in another Grand Final has already meant so much to him and to all of us. who love it, « Jordan told the Herald Sun

« (It’s) so special and I’m so grateful that this is how Gaz can hang up his boots He absolutely deserves this kind of ending It’s sad that our families can’t be physically here with us, but saying that, people have been unable to see their own family and even say goodbye to loved ones for a long time now, which certainly keeps everything in perspective

« While it would have been nice for our families to join us for this moment, we are just grateful that Levi and I are here and that we can watch Saturday’s game Hopefully we can celebrate « something special » with the family after the season « 

Jordan recently signed on as an Ambassador for My Room, an Australian charity focused on childhood cancer

« This year, with all that I’ve been through, you know, I have a son who has his own health battles, and having also lost my mother to cancer, I can really relate to this. that families live through, ”Jordan said on Channel 9

« When I went to the hospital and went to see the children in the cancer ward, I was really inspired by how they are doing and their situation and I think perspective on life »

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The AFL Grand Final kicks off at 7:30 a.m. AEDT, with Geelong taking on the Richmond Tigers in Brisbane

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World News – UA – Ablett opens up on battle for his son’s health



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