Son of 1980s hero Stevens diagnosed with leukemia

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Former Everton fullback Gary Stevens, who was an integral part of the magnificent trophy-winning side of the 1980s, has announced the sad news that his son has leukemia.

Stevens played for the Toffees between 1982 and 1988, helping the club win two league titles, an FA Cup and the European Cup Winners' Cup before moving on to Glasgow Rangers after the Heysel ban cut off players' access to playing in European competition.

He finished his career at Tranmere Rovers before moving into physiotherapy and emigrating to Australia where he lives with his wife, Louise.

Louise has given up work and Gary has scaled back his own to help care for their youngest son, Jack, who only turns three next week, so their family have set up a GoFundMe page to raise funds to cover living, travel and treatment expenses.

If you're able to donate to their fund and want to, you can do so here.  

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Joe O'Brien
1 Posted 05/06/2020 at 23:53:07
I'll be donating.. hope you get well Jack. Be strong young man.
Mike Gaynes
2 Posted 05/06/2020 at 23:57:36
Wishing all the very best to the Stevens family.

There is no cancer where medical science has made more progress than childhood leukemia -- in some types the survival/cure rate is now over 90%, remarkable for what was once considered a swift death sentence -- so let's hold every hope for Jack.

Kenny Smith
3 Posted 06/06/2020 at 01:09:46
All the best, Jack, stay strong for him, Gary. I'll never forget your winner in the cup across the park in 1987, amongst a few other things you did for us.
Jack Convery
4 Posted 06/06/2020 at 02:38:41
I hope all goes well with this little boy's treatment. Sincere best wishes to you all.
Dave Brierley
5 Posted 06/06/2020 at 14:27:50
Very sad news. Best wishes to Jack and the family for a speedy recovery.
Peter McEvoy
6 Posted 06/06/2020 at 17:12:47
Thoughts and prayers with Gary and family I do hope young Jack makes a full recovery.
Jeff Armstrong
7 Posted 06/06/2020 at 19:05:59
Hoping for a positive outcome for Gary's Son, we all know our history, and Gary Stevens was a massive part of our fantastic 80,s success, came through the ranks and went on to play for England, not sure if the former players foundation is still part of the charity side of EFIC bur the fact he's had to go fund me due to the potential cost of Medicare in Australia surely warrants a donation from the clubs charity, thoughts and prayers to Jack Stevens and family.
Julie George
8 Posted 10/06/2020 at 12:06:44
Thanks ToffeeWeb and everyone for your support. We are all so grateful. You can also post messages on the Facebook page I've set up for Jack. It's his 3rd birthday on Friday so I'm sure he'll love to hear from you. Thanks again.

Julie (Jack's aunt) xx

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