Sydney FC goalkeeper and Children’s Medical Research Institute Ambassador (CMRI) Liam Reddy spent time with 12-year-old Marcus Dadd and three of his school mates to get a feel for the positive work done by CMRI in the Community.
Sydney FC goalkeeper and Children-s Medical Research Institute Ambassador (CMRI) Liam Reddy spent time with 12-year-old Marcus Dadd and three of his school mates to get a feel for the positive work done by CMRI in the Community.
Reddy and Brett Emerton, who is in Melbourne on Socceroos duty, are Ambassadors for The CMRI Community Partnership and recently spent a day at the organisation-s Westmead offices.
Today the 30-year-old father-of-two saw first hand the impact CMRI can have.
Marcus suffers from Waardenburg Syndrome Type VI and as a result is hearing impaired and suffers from a loss of balance. But, that had no effect on Marcus- ability to take shots at Reddy along with his three school mates from Newington College.
“As a father it-s always great to be able to take the time to make someone-s day,” Reddy said as he finished the kick around at the Sydney FC Training Ground. “You see the look on Marcus- face, and his mates as well, and it puts life into perspective.
“If we can make a difference to the lives of children it-s a good thing but the genetic research CMRI does to unlock the mysteries of disease will hopefully one day mean that children and their families don-t have to go through the hard times.”
Two weeks ago Marcus was lucky enough to toss the coin when Sydney FC and Perth Glory did battle at the Sydney Football Stadium to launch the CMRI Community Partnership but today-s kick around was just as special.
The 12-year-old not only had a kick with Reddy and his friends but walked away with a signed ball and hat.
To find out more about the Children-s Medical Research Institute, go to www.cmri.org.au.
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