Adam achieves his dream of lifting his scarf at Anfield



Adam achieves his dream of lifting his scarf at Anfield

by Tom Martin (November 2021)

IT was an emotional night last week for Liverpool fan Adam Kent after he realised his dream of lifting a scarf above his head at Anfield.

The 25-year-old from Crosby has a progressive muscle degeneration condition called Duchenne Muscular dystrophy, meaning he has lost the ability to use his limbs as his health deteriorates over time.

Adam and his brother, Alix, who has the same condition, were also given the devastating news  last month that they both  have severe heart failure.

It was therefore a race against time for Adam to raise £50,000 to buy a ‘Jaco robotic arm’ which would give him better movement and allow him to lift his Reds scarf above his head -  something he has never been able to do.

This was finally achieved after Liverpool FC heard about his fundraising and reached out to the family by inviting him to Anfield for the Champions League clash against Porto on Wednesday, November 24.

The club got in touch with disability technology company Rahana Life and borrowed one of the their robotic arms so Adam could live out his dream.

Adam said: “I had the most amazing night and I can’t put into words how last night made me feel, it is a moment I will hold and cherish forever.”

Alix, who was also invited to the match with the rest of the family, said: “It was the most incredible experience getting to see my brother holding his scarf high.”

Their sister, Hannah Cagliarini told the Champion: “My family would like to send out thanks and appreciation to Liverpool and Rahana Life for making this opportunity possible for Adam and our family.

“It was so overwhelmed and full of emotional as it was something we never imagined we would get to witness.”

Adam is still fundraising to buy his own robotic arm and is  nearly at the half way point towards hitting the £50,000 target.

Hannah added: “We are still facing a very long journey to get Adam his independence and we hope by him achieving his dream people will see how it changes his life.

“We are currently just under half way from our £50,000 and still fundraising.”

A charity night with live music will be held at the Netherton Social Club on Friday, December 10 from 7.30pm to raise funds for Adam. Tickets cost £10 and can be bought by calling 07502 222 154 or email mcmanusa1963@gmail.com.



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