Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Soccer's David Silva Proves He Has a Heart of Pure Gold

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Soccer's David Silva Proves He Has a Heart of Pure Gold

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Byline: Hannah Flint Reporter hannah.flint@trinitymirror.com

PREMIER League star League star David Silva shows he is David Silva shows he is as classy off field as he as classy off field as he is on it.

The twinkle-toed The twinkle-toed Manchester City pla y Manchester City pla yer has got behind a er has got behind a Tyneside famil .y's Tyneside famil .y's fundraising drive. fundraising drive.

Two-year-old Two-year-old Bailey Stewart was Bailey Stewart was born with Pal born with Pallistair Killian Synlistair Killian Syndrome, a rare drome, a rare condition condition which affects which affects just five people in the UK.

It means he It means he is unable to sit is unable to sit up, speak or up, speak or feed himself and feed himself and has grown to be the has grown to be the size and weight of a size and weight of a child twice his age. child twice his age.

Bailey's mother Bailey's mother Claire has said she is Claire has said she is "in the dark" about "in the dark" about how long he will live as how long he will live as so little is known about so little is known about his condition.

The syndrome means The syndrome means Bailey must be carrie d Bailey must be carrie d everywhere as he caneverywhere as he cannot walk, but is becomnot walk, but is becoming too big.

Claire is now strugClaire is now struggling to take him upstairs or to the garden and finds it hard to get him in and out of the bath.

The family needs to spend thousands on adapting their house.

Spain midfielder Silva launched a campaign to raise money for Bailey after he heard about the family's case when they went away with Gran Canaria holiday company, Anfi, for which he is an ambassador.

Claire had spoken to a holiday rep about her hopes of raising thousands of pounds to adjust her home for Bailey's needs, including building a wet room and a three-floor lift to move the two-year-old around the house. …

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