Weʼve raised £830 to Help support Leroys family with his burial. Celebrate the life & achievements of Leroy Dobson, share memories and play the game he loved.
- Funded on Friday, 3rd August 2018
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A Man Bigger Than Life
While I am sad beyond words known to me, and cannot find the words to describe the feeling, I feel blessed and privileged that my life, like many others, has been touched by one of the greatest souls.
Leroy Dobson was a servant of humanity, equality and love and wheelchair basketball. He passed away on 9th June, alone, from a blood clot in his heart.
Leroy passed away, only to remind us the memories, the lessons and the values he presented with his life to thousands of others and the positive attitude and the love he did spread wherever he has been.
Leroy was a caring friend, loving father, kind human and passionate wheelchair basketball player whose message was love wherever he was and whatever he did.
He was the gentlest and kindest person ever known in wheelchair basketball world, who taught people others, concepts beyond any other coach can ever do.
He was the symbol of what the real wheelchair basketball stood for, he was not after power, or qualifications to make money from the game, he was not rewarded by the Queen or country or fame, or fortune and he never got the recognition he deserved while he was alive. I hope he, his countless contributions and achievements would be recognised now, at least in our hearts and memories. I hope it would be recognised how the meaning, culture, dimensions and colours of the game were changed to become most inclusive and beautiful despite all the barriers, because of Leroys of our world.
We shall remember him with love and carry on all the memories, as he shall be alive and with us, so long as his lessons, love and memories live with us.
There will be an event on 7th July at Space Leisure Centre Shoreditch, to celebrate his life and achievements, share memories, play the game he loved and pay our respects.
Please help to raise some money to help his family and burial.
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Jul 26, 2018
Hope you reach the goal Amir, Leroy was a true gent and larger than life character. R.I.P Leroy
Jordan Jarrett Bryan
Jul 20, 2018
Jul 18, 2018
The stories I have heard about Leroy are second to none. An inspiration to people like myself only 6 years playing our game.All the best Ben @ SportsAble Rockets
Jul 18, 2018
For Leroy funeral
Jul 11, 2018
Thoughts and prayers xxx
G V Clarke
Jul 10, 2018
Leroy was and is a absolutely remarkable man, He touched many people's life s with kindness, care and compassion God bless My Friend
Jul 9, 2018
Leroy was not rewarded by the Queen or country or fame, or fortune. A self-less loving man who changed the culture, meaning and colours of W basketball forever. Thanks all for keeping his memory alive
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