Louie cheering for England

11th July 2018

Football fan Louie has been making the news again

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Louie, now 7, is the son of our Community Ambassador Julie Green from Colne in Lancashire. He will be watching and cheering on his hero Harry Kane in tonight’s semi-final clash against Croatia. Of course, he’s rooting for an England win.

Louie, whose legs were amputated at just five months old, uses prosthetic limbs to play football, and his story has now featured in the Express online.

Julie told them: “There is no stopping him. He’s not letting anything hold him back. He runs and kicks the football around with no problem. To think we thought we were going to lose him. To look at him now you would never know what a brave fight he’s had. We are just thankful he’s here with us and to watch him kick his football is just amazing.” 

Louie was last in the news when he became one of the faces for our relaunched Toddle Waddle earlier this year. 

Our materials included a wonderful illustration of Louie at the seaside with his prosthetic legs sticking out of the sand, making it look to passers-by that he’d been buried. Read more about Louie’s Toddle Waddle.

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