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A SPECIAL YOUNG MAN WILL LEAD THE COBBLERS OUT ON SATURDAY

Cobblers fan Archie is our special guest

11 October 2018

Northampton Town will be led out for the Forest Green Rovers game on Saturday by a very special young man.

Cobblers fan Archie, who has Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type II, has lost strength in his muscles since birth and as a result requires the use of an electric wheelchair. He is a very inspirational little boy, he never complains, and despite the huge battles he faces he is always fighting with a smile on his face.

SMA is a life-shortening condition where the motor nerve cells in the spinal chord become diseased, which causes a decline in physical strength. As a result, walking and eating become difficult and a simple chest infection could be fatal.

Although there is medication abroad available to treat Archie’s disease, overseas one injection of the drug Spinraza would cost his family about £75,000 every four months for the rest of his life. Archie’s friends and family are campaigning for this drug to be made available on the NHS.

Archie is 6 years old and his favourite player is Sam Hoskins. Archie’s hobbies are superheroes, Lego and football.

The Cobblers have invited Archie to be a mascot on Saturday to help raise awareness of his condition and his fundraising.

To follow Archie’s fight, please see xarchiesarmyagainstsma on Facebook.


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