Leeds United’s attacking midfielder Pablo Hernandez and custodian Bailey Peacock-Farrell made a surprise visit to a young fan named Freddie. The 5-year-old was born with a life-threatening Alagille syndrome which is a rare heart and liver disease.
At the young age of 5, Freddie has already undergone two open heart surgeries. The Children’s Heart Surgery Fund was adjudged as the Yorkshire based outfit’s charity of the year prior to their goalless draw against Middlesbrough and the charity was the institution which informed the club about Freddie.
Freddie has had his brother Louie, who is an 8-year-old, by his side in his health battles and the two kids are staunch supports of the Whites. Hernandez and Peacock-Farrell handed the youngsters new home kits with their names printed on the back, which is a great gesture by the Championship outfit.
As Freddie and Louie were delighted by the visit by the two Leeds United stars, their mother Emma said: “To have Leeds United players come to our house it has meant the world to us because it’s what little boys dream of, especially given they’re massive Leeds fans – Louie is teaching Freddie everything he knows about Leeds.”