Kevin's Story

 Kevin with  Liverpool Legend Jamie Carragher

"The best day of my life"

"At 7.00am we packed our bags and headed for Dublin Airport. When we arrived in Liverpool airport there was a driver waiting for us. We were brought in a Mercedes people carrier to Melwood, the home of Liverpool’s training ground. When we were driving into the gates of Melwood there were photographers and fans waiting outside trying to get a glimpse of their heroes. I know for a fact that they would cut off their arm to have traded places with me.

We were brought into the training ground were we were brought upstairs to the cafeteria area were the players eat their meals together. As the players came in we had the chance to get autographs, pictures and have a friendly chat with them. All the players were so friendly and really easy to talk to. I got my Jersey signed by all the team, it was a dream come true. We had lunch in the canteen and then we went out on a balcony and watched the training session. The players did some passing drills and a match at the end. It was interesting to see the type of training that they do every day.

About five minutes later the doors opened and in walked Torres. My heart was racing and I couldn’t believe that I was actually in the same room as him. I idolized Torres and looked up to him. He came over and sat down beside me and we talked for a few minutes. Then he signed my jerseys, books, magazines, posters and just about everything that I had with me.

That was by far the best day of my life and I will never forget it for as long as I live.

I’m very grateful to Happy Children for everything they have done and continue to do. Thank you so much, you made my dream come true."