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Condolences To Family Of Joseph Thompson

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16:00 4th June 2015

Brave young fan passes away

Everyone at Wolves is deeply saddened to hear of the death of 13-year-old Joseph Thompson, who was named Fan of the Year for the 2013/14 season.

Joseph, from Pensnett, had been suffering from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy since being 18 months old, leaving him confined to a wheelchair, but he never allowed that to affect his love of Wolves.

Joseph used to attend games with his family - parents Jason and Jackie and sister Chloe.

He received the Fan of the Year accolade, an award run in conjunction with the Express & Star, from Danny Batth at the End of Season dinner in May of last year.

At the time, Joseph’s Dad said:  “Joseph hardly misses a Wolves game – it is the passion of his life and is something we can do together.

“Regardless of the operations he needed to have, he wants to watch the Wolves week-in week-out, home and away and pre-season as well!

“We have to get to away games at 1.30, so he can be there at the coach doors waiting for all the players to come off.

“Kenny comes to talk to him and the players give him the thumbs-up, and he never allowed anything to stop him getting on with life and watching the Wolves – it’s what he does.”

Danny, who was Joseph's favourite player, said:  “It is very sad news to hear that Joseph has passed away and I know all of the lads will feel exactly the same.

“He was a familiar face when we used to get off the bus at away games and we will certainly miss not seeing him around giving us support.

“Given all the difficulties he had to go through, it was amazing how he managed to keep getting to games and cheering the team on.

“It was an honour to present Joseph with his well-deserved award at last year’s End of Season dinner, and I would like to send my sincere condolences to all of his family and friends.”


BELOW IS THE VIDEO SHOWN WHEN JOSEPH WAS NAMED FAN OF THE YEAR

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