Photo: Jack Wilshere treats five-year-old to unforgettable Arsenal day

Jack Wilshere shows his class by treating a five-year-old Jack Gauder to a day he will never forget at Emirates Stadium

The Sport Review staff
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Jack Wilshere poses for a picture with five-year-old Jack Gauder Photo: Muscular Dystrophy UK

Jack Wilshere treated five-year-old Jack Gauder to a day he will never forget on Sunday.

The footballer spent the afternoon with Gauder, who has Duchenne muscular dystrophy, as they watched Arsenal triumph in a 2-1 win against Leicester City in the Premier League.

Gauder was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy in October 2013. The life-limiting condition causes muscles to weaken and waste over time, leading to increasing and severe disability.

The condition affects not only muscles used for movement, but also the heart and vital breathing muscles, too.

“Meeting little Jack Gauder was really special – he is great kid,” said Wilshere. “We chatted together, shared football tips, and I did my best job to covert him from a Birmingham FC fan, to an Arsenal supporter!

“I’ve been supporting Muscular Dystrophy UK for almost a year, and during that time, I have had the opportunity to meet some incredible families, like the Gauder’s. Living with a muscle-wasting condition can be challenging, and if I can do anything to make a difference, I will.”

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Wilshere has been Ambassador for Muscular Dystrophy UK since May 2015. He first came into contact with the charity after meeting ten-year-old Archie Hill, who also has Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Muscular Dystrophy UK provides vital support for the 70,000 children and adults in the UK living with muscle wasting conditions and funds promising research into treatments and cures.

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