West Ham United will welcome loyal disabled supporter Graham White to celebrate his birthday at the Club’s last ever fixture at the Boleyn Ground.
Graham, who has motor neurone disease, had to give up his season ticket 2 years ago but after a Facebook post went viral he will now be able to give the Hammer’s iconic Upton Park a personal farewell in May.
Sue Nash, chairman of South Essex Motor Neurone Disease, posted an appeal on Facebook that was shared more than 11,000 times, which prompted the club to arrange for Graham to attend the club’s last game at the Boleyn against Manchester United.
Nash said, “For people to do that is just so heart-warming. Graham is a quiet and shy man. He’s absolutely blown away.“At the weekend he could not believe that at that stage 10,000 people had taken the time to do that for him. I have had a thousand personal messages as well.“It’s given him such a lift that people actually care.”“It’s just absolutely phenomenal. It’s overwhelming actually. We have had messages where we have laughed and other ones that have just been so overwhelming.“We can’t thank the public enough for getting in touch and taking such an interest.”
Everyone at LPF hope Graham enjoys the game!
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