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16-year-old spurred on by Blues heroes in his fight against cancer

16-year-old Dylan Larcombe and his family were struck with shocking news when a routine doctor’s appointment revealed he has a rare form of leukaemia.

The devoted Bluenose was rushed to Queen Elizabeth Hospital where he has been receiving round-the-clock care and has begun a course of chemotherapy.

This week he was given a huge boost in his cancer battle as two of his Blues heroes paid him a surprise visit on the QE’s Teenage Cancer Trust Young Person’s Unit.

The look on the youngster’s face as right back Maxime Colin and winger Jeremie Bela walked through the door was one of shock and awe.

Handshakes and hugs ensued, and the trio were soon in deep conversation about recent matches, discussing the current ten-game unbeaten run and whether Bela’s FA Cup goal against Coventry was intentional.

To top it off, the French pair presented Dylan with a personally signed home shirt to mark the occasion.

“It’s great to do this,” said Colin. “We know there are supporters out there going through tough times and we want them to know we are with them. It’s brilliant to see the smile on Dylan’s face.”

In the true spirit of the Club, we are sure the Shirley-based teenager will keep fighting and be back supporting his beloved Blues as soon as possible.

Keep Right On, Dylan!

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