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Premier League helps link Loriana with Chelsea idol Mount

19 May 2022
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How #MyPLWish set up a surprise visit from Blues' mascot and special message for seven-year-old

At just seven years of age Loriana Clifford has her life all planned out. She will play professional soccer for her and her dad Daniel's favorite club, Chelsea, and then will retire to pursue her dream of being a vet in Australia!

Since both of those are still a long way off, for now one of the things she likes to do best is to watch Chelsea and her favorite player, Mason Mount, with her father. 

"To have something that we both love and we get to share, it gives us some really regular time to watch something together and talk about it," said Daniel. "To share that passion really means a lot to me and it means a lot to her."

That is why her dad's #MyPLWish was to combine Loriana's two favorite passions, Chelsea and helping animals, in a unique way, and the Premier League was happy to make that come true. 

When Loriana heard a knock at the door on one PL Morning, she was shocked to see Chelsea's mascot, Bridget, standing in front of her. Bridget surprised Loriana with her own Chelsea-blue vet scrubs, a lab coat, and a PL pet kit that had toy veterinary tools and stuffed animals. 

Loriana had a great day with Bridget and her dad, and was thrilled with her new vet gear.

Special message

But then it all got even crazier when midfielder Mount got wind of her story and decided to send Loriana a personal video message thanking her for all her support.

Suffice it to say Loriana was over the moon with excitement when she received the message, watching it over and over again for several hours!

Loriana's own words could sum it up best when she said, "This is unbelievable!"

It was a truly special moment for the Clifford family, and one that they will cherish forever. 

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