Sporting Wishes come true.....
Sporting Wish comes true for Tomas
On Friday 18th April 2014, just 5 days after Lukasz Fabianski had booked Arsenals place in the FA Cup final, one little boy got to meet his sporting idols.
Tomas suffers from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and is unfortunately now wheelchair bound due to the progressive loss of muscle function and weakness, which begins in the lower limbs. He had always wanted to meet his beloved Arsenal players so we did everything we could to make his Sporting Wish come true.
OK we did have the fabulous help of one of our ambassadors Nigel Winterburn to make a few phones calls, so a massive thank you to Nigel for his wonderful help. Even fellow ambassador Jeff Brazier made an appearance to help Tomas on his special day.
We arranged for Tomas to be chauffeur driven down to Arsenal's London training ground in a Bentley to make him feel like one of the stars he was about to meet up close and personal.
When Tomas arrived, he was greeted by none other than Arsene Wenger, who welcomed Tomas and his father, and made them feel totally at home.
From then Tomas got to watch his team go through an intense and technical training session, enabling him to watch from just a few meters away in awe of their ability. Afterwards assistant Manager Steve Bould came over to say hello. The whole set up at Arsenals training ground is first class, and Tomas got to eat lunch with his idols after training. Every player came up to say hello and sign his shirt, with Lukasz Fabianski giving him a signed pair of gloves.
All in all Tomas had the most amazing day of his life.
Thank you so much to Arsenal Football Club for enabling us to make their 'Sporting Wish' come true.
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