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Declan Thompson encourages young Owl

16 September 2021

Owls Under-23s midfielder Declan Thompson made a young supporter’s day on Wednesday as he spoke to six-year-old Teddy about Perthes disease.

Declan made national headlines earlier this year when making his professional debut for the Owls in the FA Cup against Exeter, after news of his own battle with Perthes disease became known.

Perthes disease is a rare illness that affects the hip in children, causing pain and a lack of movement of the joint.

Under-23s regular Declan suffered with the illness from age seven but recovered strong enough to chase his footballing dream.

So, when the 19-year-old found out about Teddy’s battle with the illness, he took time to contact the youngster on Zoom to compare notes and give some words of encouragement.

Declan answered all of Teddy’s questions about his journey with the illness and hopes to see the youngster at a game soon!

For more information about Perthes disease and to find out how you can support the charity STEPS please CLICK HERE.

We're all behind you, Teddy!


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