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Albion Stars: William Bayley

22 August 2018

'Albion Stars' looks to recognise and reward those Baggies who have gone above and beyond in their support of Albion, or who have been experiencing a tough time and so deserve an extra special surprise.

This is William's story...

At just two years of age, William started to go wobbly with his walking. His parents took him to hospital when they realised he could no longer walk unaided.

It was discovered that he had a brain tumour in the base of his cerebellum - the area of the brain which controls his motor skills.

He underwent immediate emergency surgery and started on chemotherapy to clear any cancerous cells left behind. It is a process that has continued for the five years since.

As William - a lifelong Albion fan - continues his treatment, he was paid a special visit by Chris Brunt and Dwight Gayle as part of the Albion Stars programme.

His Baggies heroes signed autographs and played games in the garden before presenting the youngster with his very own 2018/19 home shirt and tickets to our next Hawthorns fixture against Stoke City.

Wiliam has been an absolute warrior during this difficult time, showing resilience and perseverance way beyond his years.

Everyone at West Bromwich Albion is hopeful that William and his family are now heading towards the end of treatment. We wish them all the best during this time, and for the future. We look forward to seeing him at The Hawthorns next weekend.

Throughout the 2018/19 season, we will be sharing more stories of our Albion Stars, and putting smiles on the faces of our incredibly worthy supporters with the programme.

If you know an Albion Star who you would like to nominate, you can do so by emailing stars@wbafc.co.uk with the details of who you're putting forward and why.


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