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    Weʼve raised £1,000 to raise money towards the cost of ACL surgery on BOTH knees of Gresley Rovers player Ryan King #lookingafteroneofourown

    Church Gresley
    Funded on Thursday, 1st April 2021

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    Story

    Ryan is a talented local footballer who's main passion in life is playing football. Thats probably an understatement!! Over the years growing up he played for numerous academys between the ages of 8 and 17 chasing his dream of making it at professional level. He was very unlucky not to get his chance but still chasing his dream he recently moved back to our club (Gresley Rovers).

    Unfortunely Ryan suffered a knee injury in pre season and during his recovery thinking he was coming back to be able to play suffered injury again again which led us to support him in getting a scan to have the injury looked at.

    Only during this scan did we identify the fact that his injury was actually an ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) and requires surgery.

    Going back a couple of years Ryan had a similar issue with his other knee but was managing to play on it with only the occasional issue so whilst getting his recently injured knee scanned we supported Ryan in getting a scan on both knees. The scan actaully uncovered BOTH KNEES need ACL surgery which was devasting news for Ryan. Quite how he had managed to play over the last couple of years with this issue is quite amazing.

    The news that he needed surgery on both knees was a devastating blow to Ryan. This week he went to see the surgeon and has been given the rare and unique opportinity of having surgery on BOTH knees AT THE SAME TIME and we want to help him raise the funds to allow him to take this opportinity.

    We are calling on ANYONE connected with either Gresley Rovers, Ryans former clubs, his freinds or the wider footballing commuinity to help by considering making a donation to the cause and support Ryan in clinging onto his dream of playing football once more.

    IF we can do it and he has both knees operated on it will of course be a long road to recovery but he is so determined to play again so please be generous and help give him that chance.

    However small, your donation will be HUGELY appreciated.

    Thankyou for reading.

    Gary Norton (Co-manager/Director of football - Gresley Rovers FC)

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    • Gary Norton3 months ago
      Gary Norton

      Gary Norton

      3 months ago

      For those willing to leave in your donations to help support Ryan once hes had his Operation thankyou. He is currently waiting dates from the NHS and i will post an update when we have some news. Ryan really appreciates the support of everyone on this. Stay safe everyone. Gary

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    • Gary Norton3 months ago
      Gary Norton

      Gary Norton

      3 months ago

      I would like to thanks everyone who donated to the amount raised and propose to keep this in the just giving account to donate to Ryan post his NHS Surgery. As he is self employed he will be off work for several weeks of recovery without pay and so i propose we donate the amount raise to him at this point. Of course if you have donated towards the cost of the ops as per the original challenge and would prefer to have your donation reimbursed then please let us know and this will be arranged

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    • Gary Norton3 months ago
      Gary Norton

      Gary Norton

      3 months ago

      Hi All, Its been sometime since we launched this page to try and raise sufficient funds for Ryan to have his double cruciate ligament operation. Given the climate we are all currently in we were perhaps ambitious in our attempts to raise the amount needed (10k) and so Ryan has taken the decision to go onto the NHS waiting list.

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    18

    • Shaun munday

      Shaun munday

      Dec 22, 2020

      True to my word my delivery refund from Gresley fc for my merchandise is in my account so I’ll send it straight back all the best kingy

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Dec 16, 2020

      Hoping your quest is successful and Ryan gets mended soon

      £200.00

    • Karen Baldwin

      Karen Baldwin

      Dec 11, 2020

      £20.00

    • Geoff.

      Geoff.

      Dec 5, 2020

      Keep it going!

      £20.00

    • Steve Rostill

      Steve Rostill

      Dec 5, 2020

      Good luck Ryan.

      £50.00

    • Nick Sewell

      Nick Sewell

      Dec 5, 2020

      All the best brother!

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Dec 4, 2020

      £20.00

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