Sam, Charlotte, Gary and Karen Kilburn were treated to the surprise of a lifetime when the club worked with partners Joie and Thomas Cook Sport to create two weeks of unforgettable memories for a very special family.
Sam, age 10, from West Derby, was born prematurely and has suffered from cerebral palsy since birth when doctors discovered a bleed on his brain, later developing epilepsy too. Thanks to the tireless support of his family, for the last 12 months Sam has attended the LFC Foundation’s Respect 4 All inclusive sports sessions and, along with his loved ones, Sam has rapidly become a key member of the team bringing to life all of the club’s values.
The fortnight of fun was kicked off with a special visit to Melwood where the family got to meet their favourite players, including LFC’s newest recruit Alex Oxlaide-Chamberlain, who presented them with tickets to have an extraordinary Anfield matchday experience.
At the game, where the Reds soared to a 3-0 victory over Huddersfield, the surprises continued when LFC legend and club ambassador Robbie Fowler presented the Kliburns with the trip of a lifetime to Disneyland Paris.
Sam’s mum, Karen, said: “It was a great privilege for our family to have been chosen and it was a fortnight we will never ever forget. Sam and Charlotte got to meet their heroes – Liverpool players and Mickey Mouse! We cannot thank the club enough for our #LFCDreamTicket which has left us all with unforgettable memories.”