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Grealish makes young fan's dream come true

10 Nov 2022

11-year-old Finlay met his Man City hero after writing a letter to him about cerebral palsy

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For 11-year-old Manchester City fan Finlay, Jack Grealish is an idol.

Finlay has cerebral palsy and recently he sent a letter to his hero, revealing how the midfielder's close relationship with his younger sister Holly, who also has the condition, has been inspirational.

"I wish there were more people in the world just like you who treat people with disabilities the same as anyone else," Finlay wrote.

"It makes me really happy when I see you, a famous footballer, know what it's like to live with people with cerebral palsy."

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Every Monday, Finlay is able to play the game he loves at Premier League Kicks disability football sessions run by City in the Community, Man City's charitable arm.

And after one such session, Finlay was stunned to receive a surprise visit from his hero, who had replied with an emotional letter of his own as well as a signed City shirt.

"I want to say a big thank you for the letter you wrote to me," Grealish told Finlay. "It really touched me."

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