Thursday, August 25, 2011

You Will really Never Walk Alone

A lovely heart-warming story in tonight's Liverpool Echo that even a hardened Boro fan can appreciate, never mind an Evertonian.

Peter Halligan from the Swan was a keen footballer and supporter of Liverpool FC when, at the age of 19, he was paralysed by a cowardly hit-and-run-driver.

30 years later he remains in a vegative state in Jospice in Thornton.

To celebrate his 50th birthday the hospice, with his extended family, organised a party where "King" Kenny Dalglish was the surprise guest. He turned up with a special Liverpool FC shirt which says "Peter 50" on the back.

Experts believe that although Peter cannot respond to stimuli, he can hear, I do hope so. And I hope he knows how much everyone still loves and cares about him. A wonderful story. Well done Jospice, Halligan family and LFC.

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