Bushey man, Glenn Philips, diagnosed with motor neurone disease makes it to last Tottenham Hotspur match

Watford Observer: 'I thank everyone who made it possible' - Bushey man makes it to last Spurs match 'I thank everyone who made it possible' - Bushey man makes it to last Spurs match

A Bushey man who appealed to Spurs fans to help him attend one last match said he was "overwhelmed" by the response.

Glenn Philips has been unable to watch his favourite team play since September last year, owing to poor health.

He was diagnosed with motor neurone disease (MND) in 2011, and roughly 50 per cent of people with the condition die within 14 months of diagnosis. There is no known cure.

After an appeal for a seat in a box, published in the Watford Observer last month, email and phone offers have been pouring into office.

Mr Phillips was offered a box for himself as well as his two brothers Gary and Steven, friends Tony Harris, John Harris, and Stephen Horne, and carer Marta Jaskova on Saturday.

He was joined by former Spurs players Mickey Hazard, Graham Roberts, Nick Falco and John Pratt.

He had a first class view of his team beating Crystal Palace 2-0, with Christian Eriksen putting Spurs ahead just after half-time, and a goal for Jermain Defoe shortly after, and got a mention in the match programme.

Watford Observer:

Glenn enjoying the view.

He said: "I had such a fantastic day. It was so good to be back at White Hart Lane and really great to meet the former Spurs players. They were so kind and we shared a few laughs in the Spurs Box.

"Everyone at the club was so helpful and it was important to me to share such a great day with family and friends. "I thank everyone who made it possible. A big thanks to the Watford Observer for running the story and for the overwhelming response from all those who offered seats.

"Thanks to Spurs for making it possible. I also want to give a huge thanks to Julia Childs from Peace Hospice Care who was determined to make sure I got back to see Spurs again. What a great day.

MND affects neurones in the brain and spinal cord, leading to loss of mobility, difficultly with speech, swallowing and breathing.

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2:49pm Fri 17 Jan 14

ralear49 says...

nice to read a "feel good" story among the recounts of burglaries and violent crimes that are such a part of everyday life. There are many good people among us to counter the predators that think only of themselves.
nice to read a "feel good" story among the recounts of burglaries and violent crimes that are such a part of everyday life. There are many good people among us to counter the predators that think only of themselves. ralear49

4:50pm Fri 17 Jan 14

WatfordBandB says...

poignant...
poignant... WatfordBandB

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