Brave youngster given match ball honour
WE’VE loved bringing you the stories of our Fans' Champions this season and the little chap stepping into the spotlight for the Bournemouth game is certainly no exception.
Albion-daft Ollie-Shea Quinn will have the honour of delivering the match ball to the Premier League plinth before kick-off after displaying all the fighting spirit that would get him a place in Tony Pulis’ squad.
Ollie-Shea is now eight but two years ago began having trouble walking and suffered a deteriorating condition which doctors at Birmingham Children’s Hospital diagnosed as Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma Cancer.
In April 2015, he began a chemotherapy and other treatments but was determined to see “the best team on earth” again and refused to let his illnesses beat him.
Ollie-Shea was nominated for a Cancer Research Kids award for the way he braved his battle and, despite a further scare in October, was given the all-clear shortly before Christmas.
Albion will be absolutely delighted to see the youngster at The Hawthorns to get behind the Baggies once again as a very worthy Fans' Champion.