We did an emotional piece on Eve a good few weeks ago, and her father Ian Anderson took her to meet the Newcastle team for the game against Fulham last Sunday, where Eve was the Newcastle mascot.
Eve – shown with the Newcastle players and father Ian (in blue) before the Fulham game
Eve collapsed on Valentine’s Day in 2011, with a massive brain hemorrhage, which was as the result of a previously undetected and inoperable brain tumor.
She did incredibly well to survive the ordeal, but unfortunately she has been left suffering with what is called Locked in Syndrome, and she understands and recognizes everything that goes on around her, but is unable to move, talk or do any of the things that she previously was able to do.
Eve was invited by Newcastle United and Virgin Money on behalf of St Oswald’s Hospice, and the club does a lot of this excellent work – and seeks little publicity for all the great work they do.
Eve attended with her sister Mia, her friend Michael Smart and Ian Anderson – her father.
Eve had a fantastic day last Sunday thanks to Newcastle United, and the 10 year-old met the players before the match – shown above
Eve – a year before her brain hemorrhage
The team wanted some of Eve’s fighting spirit to pull them away from the relegation zone – and it seemed to work out fine for our lads, as Papiss Cisse scored that fantastic stoppage time winner to get all 3 points.
Ian said Eve grinned and beamed when Papiss scored the winning goal and the crowd went crazy – so that little bit of magic was there last Sunday – as we all saw and experienced – some of us from thousands of miles away. 😀
Eve is a very brave girl and lives with her biological father Ian Anderson in Morpeth, and Ian asked me to thank the Newcastle United Football Club on his behalf, for all the club did last Sunday to make it a fantastic day to remember for the 10 year-old.
And it seems to us that Eve did the job required last Sunday – and inspired our players to win the game.
We’ll have to have Eve at more games.
Her unbelievable courage and bravery is there for all to see.