A group of dedicated Barnsley fans are walking from Oakwell to the Pirelli Stadium to raise funds for a truly worthy cause.
When Louie George was born in 2016, he suffered a brain bleed, chronic lung disease, suspected sepsis and anaemia. Upon returning home, he had to be on 24-hour oxygen. Shortly before his first birthday, the family were told that Louie had Periventricular leukomalacia before he was diagnosed with quadriplegic spastic cerebral palsy a year later.
The family are attempting to raise a total of £120,000 in order to pay for potentially life-changing treatment for Louie in America, where he would be treated by the world’s number one surgeon.
With the help of physiotherapy and hydrotherapy, brave little Louie is making progress and is now able to roll over and, with the assistance of his walking frame, is learning to walk.
By walking to Burton Albion ahead of the Reds’ Sky Bet League One fixture this weekend, the family are hoping to raise £5,000 towards their end goal. In addition, Team Louie George will be presented to the crowd at half-time on Saturday.
If you would like to donate to this incredible cause, you can do so via the family’s JustGiving page where you can also learn more about this heart-warming story.
You can also keep up to date with progess on Facebook: Louie's Pace - A Warrior's Tale.