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"This can't be happening!"

13 August 2018

Young Wednesdayite Cameron Bough had a day to remember on Saturday when Fernando Forestieri dedicated his goal against Hull to him with a special celebration.

Cameron, 9, has recently been critically ill in hospital after being diagnosed with Guillain-Barre syndrome, an auto-immune disease which paralysed his body.

After bravely battling the illness in hospital, Cameron is now in recovery, learning to walk again and building up his strength.

The youngster was invited to Hillsborough on Saturday with his family to meet his heroes, he toured the Owls dressing room prior to kick off, and got some one on one time with Forestieri and Cameron Dawson.

Fernando said: “I saw him before the game and I was very happy to see him. His father and his mother told me he has had a good recovery after being in hospital.

“When I saw him he looked really happy to see me, so I said, ‘if I score today, what do you want me to do?’”

“So we decided together that I would tap my legs, because he has done well to walk with his legs not working so well, so the goal was for him.”

The Argentinian scored a second half penalty against the Tigers, and he stuck to his word by tapping his legs.

Cameron said: “I just thought, this can’t be happening!

“I was just speechlessI When I knew what he was going to do I felt really happy.”

Forestieri was certainly happy to make the young supporter’s day, as well as that of his brother, Matthew, 12, and mum and dad, Karen and Iain.

He added: “I was a kid as well and when I went to see my idols play in Argentina, I always wanted them to do something for me.

“I have this opportunity to do it for him, so I wanted to make the young man happy.

“The beautiful thing is to see the young kids smile, so for me it’s very good.”


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