A Belated But Heart Warming Story On Eve

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.

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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

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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.

6 comments so far


    Apr 12, 2013 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #1

    Hope She Gets Well…Soon


    Huh Den dats Bad. 😮 lol Need Find A Job B4 I can pay To Watch

  • TorqToon

    Apr 12, 2013 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #2

    Extremely sad story, two daughters myself, this rings so close to my heart strings.

    Much love sent to her and her family. Let’s hope we can give them another win to celebrate on Sunday! HWTL

  • yo-yo

    Apr 12, 2013 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #3

    What a crakin story on the power of football..

    Boater – we’re currently 13th which is mid table – you know how the 10th-17th places are pretty compressed this season, so’d stand my by mid table side comment.
    However, you’re right we shouldn’t get too self congratulatory for what was really another heroic failure.

    And I’d stand by my Benfica are a good outfit comment too. If we had three or four of their players I’d be chuffed. EPL is physical but that isn’t the definition of good football any more – look how well English clubs have done in the CL. The Europa has some decent sides in the semis – how many were parachuted from CL ?


    Apr 12, 2013 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #4

    Horrible thing for the poor lass thoughts with the family

    As for the NUFC news I stand by my thoughts from last night glorious defeat after we just gave ourselves too much to do from the first leg but second half last night was some of the best attacking we have done in a long time and we were hammering a very good side.

    On the stories of the day Carroll for 10mill Id happily take come summer

  • Jackel001

    Apr 12, 2013 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #5

    Puts a lot of things into perspective!

  • Paulo Martins

    Apr 12, 2013 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #6

    Great Newcastle


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