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Kieran's EZE Wish granted

Posted: Wed 20 Feb 2013
Author: bcfc.com

Kieran Stanley meets Marlon King as part of his EZE Wish

Image by: Roy Smiljanic

Blues fan Kieran Stanley was given a rare insight into the important pre-match preparations ahead of last night's game against Sheffield Wednesday.

Thanks to club sponsors EZE Group, Kieran had the chance to help club kit manager Denis Butler set up the home dressing room before the match.

Kieran, aged 16 and from Sheldon, has bravely battled Cystic Fibrosis since the age of one and is a regular supporter in the Tilton Road stand along with his dad John Murphy, who nominated Kieran for a special EZE Wish.

After the game he was be treated to VIP hospitality in the EZE Group executive box.

The EZE Wishes campaign is being run by BCFC’s main shirt sponsors and principal partners EZE Group and is designed to recognise deserving supporters who have overcome adversity, demonstrated outstanding support for the Blues or shown amazing community spirit.

Kieran, a Blues season ticket holder, has to undergo physiotherapy twice a day, but despite his condition, gets on with life as normal as possible.

“He was diagnosed when he was just one, but despite everything he has never complained and has just learnt to deal with the illness," said John. "Kieran is a fitness fanatic and the doctors are amazed at how well he has done."
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Since he started supporting Blues a few years ago, Kieran has hardly missed a game at St. Andrew’s and he and his dad regularly travel to away fixtures.

John added: “It’s brilliant for him to help the kit manager prepare the dressing room and a great gesture by EZE Group and the club. Kieran lives and breathes the Blues and I’m sure it is something he will cherish for the rest of his life."