England Skipper Tweets Brum Cancer Patient Ahead Of World Cup Quarter Final

7 July 2018, 07:16

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England captain Harry Kane has vowed to do "everything" to keep a young cancer patient in Birmingham smiling.

The Tottenham Hotspur star replied to a tweet by paediatric radiographer Liam Herbert, who shared a video of Ben Williams receiving a replica World Cup trophy.

The five-year-old could not walk or talk before his treatment but he asked for the World Cup as his speech returned while he was going through a course of radiotherapy for a brain tumour.

Staff at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham then threw him a celebration to mark the end of his treatment in which he was presented with a certificate and the replica.

Mr Herbert tweeted the video to Kane, saying: "Ben has just completed his #radiotherapy for a #braintumour, he was unable to walk and talk before his treatment but a week ago he asked for the World Cup, so we delivered. @England and @HKane can you do the same? #cancer #threelions? #ChildhoodCancer #nhs70? ?#Itscomminghome."

In the video the youngster, wearing an England shirt, unwrapped the trophy and held it close to him as a nurse helped him hold the "really heavy" replica.

To his surprise, the Three Lions star replied a day later.

Kane tweeted: "Hi Ben, I've seen your video and you are an inspiration.

"Carry on fighting and we'll do everything we can on Saturday to keep a smile on your face! #BensWorldCup."

England play Sweden in the World Cup quarter-final in Samara at 3pm UK time.

Meanwhile - here's what Wolves' Conor Coady, Laurie Dalrymple and Danny Batth think ahead of today's game. 

 

And finally... West Brom have a World Cup semi-finalist in their ranks...

Midfielder Nacer Chadli helped Belgium beat favourites Brazil 2-1 in Kazan on Friday. 

It was his corner which set up the opening goal.