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Krul Aids Coles Quick Recovery

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Cramlington Juniors Football Club are delighted to welcome back young Cole Taylor – as he came along to watch his Under 8 team-mates at a recent training session.  And goalkeeper Cole was over the moon to receive a couple of very special presents to mark the occasion.

Over the summer 7 year old Cole’s heart stopped and only the quick thinking of his family saved his life, as they performed CPR until an ambulance could take him to hospital. He has since been diagnosed with Long QT syndrome, a condition which effects the rhythm of the heart and can cause it to stop suddenly. Cole has now had an operation to fit an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator device (which is capable of correcting most life threatening cardiac arrhythmias); and is recovering well. He has recovering so well in fact that he is already recommenced his goalkeeper training and has rejoined his team mates on a matchday!!!

In a lovely gesture – Newcastle United goalkeeper Tim Krul got together with CJFC to make sure a couple of gifts were waiting for Cole at that training session. A pair of the Dutch international keeper’s gloves bearing a best wishes message and a signed pair of his boots were a great surprise and put a big smile on the lad’s face.

Jason Hodgson, CJFC’s mini soccer operations manager said “Cole and his family have been through such a lot, and it is wonderful to see him looking so well. He’s a really brave boy and it was great to be able to show him how we’ve all been thinking of him.  Many thanks to Tim Krul for sending the gloves and boots.”

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