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Jack Grealish has sent a message to brave England fan, aged just eight years old and fighting cancer, in a heartwarming video.
The Aston Villa midfielder is training with the Three Lions ahead of their Euro 2020 semi-final against Denmark, having played a vital role in the 2-0 round-of-16 win against Germany.
Connor Owlett, who lives in south London, is being treated at South Marsden Hospital following a diagnosis of leukaemia.
The eight-year-old was diagnosed in March but has been staying positive, posting a video on TikTok singing a song.
His video went viral – and caught the attention of Grealish, who decided to share a video message to the youngster from the Three Lions’ Euro 2020 camp.
The England No.7 said: "I have heard what you are going through at the moment.
"I’ve also heard how much of a strong fighter you are. Stay strong, mate. Stay as positive as possible, I am sure you will.
"I like your little song, mentioning me in there as well, so thank you for that.
"On behalf of me and everyone at England we want to send you our best wishes and stay as strong as possible and as positive as possible.
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"All the best mate and I’ll hopefully see you soon."
Connor, who was born in West Wickham, has since expressed his delight at the message from Grealish – and made a prediction that England could go all the way at Euro 2020.
He told the Mail: "I was so excited. It made me feel better. He is a really skilful player and a nice man.
"I think if he does play against Denmark they will start him in the second half because they are saving him for the final.
“And I think it will be 3-3 after extra time and we will win on pens. I don't think Italy are the best at pens."
Connor’s family are raising money for Children with Cancer UK – donate to their Paypal page here.
- England Football Team
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