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Luiz: Meeting James has changed my life

13 Jan 2017
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Chelsea defender is reunited with young Blues fan at club's latest Community Day

David Luiz was reunited with an "inspirational" youngster this week when Chelsea hosted their Community Day at the Cobham Training Ground.

James Middlehurst, who plays for the Team GB amputee football team, touched the heart of Luiz during Chelsea's annual Christmas visit to Chelsea & Westminster Hospital.

As well as sending James the shirt he wore in the recent victory over Stoke City, Luiz invited the eight-year-old to watch the first team train as wll as giving him a set of boots.

"James is a big example for us all and an inspiration," Luiz told "We met at the hospital and it was an incredible day.

"He asked to meet me and it was a pleasure that we could make it happen and it changed my life. I am delighted to see him doing so well."

Watch: Luiz meets James at Cobham

Chelsea's Community Days take place throughout the season, with the Chelsea Foundation linking up with charities and individuals to arrange visits for seriously or terminally ill supporters and their carers.

See: Luiz delighted with reunion at Cobham

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