On Tuesday 16th June Tranmere Rovers had the pleasure of welcoming Will Ritchie to The Campus.
Will, 6, was just one day old when his parents found out he was visually impaired and only 3 months old when he was diagnosed with Encephalocraniocutaneous Lipomatosis. Will has now also been diagnosed with epilepsy which has been his biggest battle as he has not had a seizure free day since his diagnosis in 2015.
Whilst in lockdown the family took the opportunity to increase Will’s exercise tolerance by walking 100 metres a day and slowly increasing the distance and to this day Will can now complete 1,500 metres.
The Ritchie family decided to then set Will a challenge called “Will’s Marathon Month” which will see Will walk 1.5km every day throughout the month of June equating to 28 miles in total and raising money for the Wirral NHS Covid-19 fund.
When Adam, Will’s dad got in touch with Tranmere Rovers about the challenge we offered for Will to complete one of his walks at the first team training ground and on Tuesday 16th June Will accompanied by his mum, dad and younger brother completed a 1.5km walk around the fields at The Campus.
Speaking to Adam he said:
“On behalf of the Ritchies, it means a lot to have had not only the opportunity to complete Will’s daily charity walk at the campus facility but also to have such great support from what is a great community club in Tranmere.”
“We are very appreciative of the generosity the club has shown to us and in particular Will!”
It was a pleasure to welcome The Ritchie family to The Campus and everyone at Tranmere Rovers wishes Will good luck with the remainder of his challenge.
You can donate to ‘Will Marathon Month’ by CLICKING HERE