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Louis’ dreams are tangerine!

Louis Crowson with the Blackpool FC players at their training ground.

Louis Crowson with the Blackpool FC players at their training ground.

  • by Rebecca Draper
 

A TRIP to see his favourite team at the training ground was a Tangerine dream come true for poorly Louis Crowson.

Louis was the mascot when Blackpool took on Wolverhampton Wonderers before Christmas, and now he has spent a morning playing kick-about with the seaside squad.

And to see a smile on her little boy’s face was the lift mum Suzanne Clague needed.

The proud mum-of-two said: “The whole morning was priceless.

“The team was absolutely brilliant with him, playing with him and giving him present, but they were also really cautious and caring on him, like they were protecting him.

“There couldn’t be a nicer bunch of lads.”

And Louis’ dad, Dale, said seeing the brave youngster enjoying himself was “all the medicine he needed”.

Louis, nine, suffers from Neurofibromatosis type one (NF-1) which affects the gene which divides cells in the body.

He underwent three operations in just 10 days in November on a number of masses on his brain at Liverpool’s Alder Hey children’s hospital.

The condition means he gets tired quickly, and he is unable to cope with more than two hours at St John’s School in Poulton.

But heroic Louis, of Tennyson Drive in Bispham, didn’t let anything stop him during his morning at the Squires Gate training ground.

Suzanne, 45, said: “The joy on his face, it was like nothing else mattered in the world.”

Louis’ gifts from the morning include a pair of signed gloves from goalkeeper Matt Gilks and a football signed by the team.

Louis has already told his family he would be prepared to auction off the football to raise money for new wheelchairs at Alder Hey.

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