Clarets star gives young fan a season ticket in surprise visit

Clarets star gives young fan a season ticket in surprise visit

Clarets star gives young fan a season ticket in surprise visit

First published in News Lancashire Telegraph: Photograph of the Author by , Health Reporter

DANNY Ings will be forking out for a Clarets’ season tickets after losing a computer game to a young cancer sufferer.

Lewis Taylor, 11, who has been battling a rare form of cancer in his soft tissue, was left stunned when his hero strolled into his Todmorden Road home and challenged him to a game of FIFA 14 on the Playstation.

The star striker promised Lewis a season ticket if he won, and several minutes later the youngster was looking forward to visiting Turf Moor for every home game of the 2014/15 Premier League.

The visit was arranged through Danny’s friend and personal trainer Jamie Kennedy, who is a childhood friend of Lewis’s sister, Kellie.

Kellie, 26, said: “I told Lewis about it beforehand, but I don’t think he believed me, so he was absolutely amazed when Danny walked in. He’s a massive Burnley fan and Danny’s his favourite player. I don’t think many footballers would do something like that.”

Lewis, who lives with his parents Susan and Gary, had just started at Unity College last year when he was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma, a cancer of the soft tissue that affects fewer than 60 children in the UK.

His cancer is in his thumb, and his family said they are only aware of one other person in the world with the same condition.

He underwent surgery to remove the tumour at Birmingham Children’s Hospital in May and has since started on a course of radiotherapy in Manchester.

Kellie added: “The doctors were quite positive that they’d got rid of the tumour, but we won’t know for a few weeks if it’s all been successful. He’s just in the hands of the gods, but he’s got a good chance and he’s fighting it really well.”

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7:50pm Sat 12 Jul 14

Old Alzheimer says...

From a Rovers fan.
Top marks to Danny Ings !!!!
From a Rovers fan. Top marks to Danny Ings !!!! Old Alzheimer
  • Score: 52

11:39pm Sat 12 Jul 14

BelTower says...

Top bloke
Top bloke BelTower
  • Score: 21

6:32pm Sun 13 Jul 14

noddy57 says...

A nice touch from a decent man. When you consider all the bad press modern footballers get its nice to see the other side like this story making the news.Well done MR Ings your a credit to your profession.
A nice touch from a decent man. When you consider all the bad press modern footballers get its nice to see the other side like this story making the news.Well done MR Ings your a credit to your profession. noddy57
  • Score: 6

7:42pm Sun 13 Jul 14

The Seagull has landed says...

Old Alzheimer wrote:
From a Rovers fan.
Top marks to Danny Ings !!!!
Well said.
[quote][p][bold]Old Alzheimer[/bold] wrote: From a Rovers fan. Top marks to Danny Ings !!!![/p][/quote]Well said. The Seagull has landed
  • Score: 4

10:41am Mon 14 Jul 14

digitusjonfred says...

From another Rover.. well done Danny.
From another Rover.. well done Danny. digitusjonfred
  • Score: 1

4:47pm Mon 14 Jul 14

eddio says...

Splendid chap, by all accounts! I concur with my fellow Rovers' and applaud Danny's generosity of spirit. Good on yer' lad!
Splendid chap, by all accounts! I concur with my fellow Rovers' and applaud Danny's generosity of spirit. Good on yer' lad! eddio
  • Score: 1

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