Swans duo Wayne Routledge and Lee Trundle surprise young fan Callum Williams in hospital
24th December 2015
Swans stars continued to spread Christmas cheer last week as they surprised a young fan in hospital last week.
Callum Williams was left speechless after Wayne Routledge and Lee Trundle popped in to see him during a rehab session in Morriston Hospital last Thursday.
The duo dropped in to the Artificial Limb and Appliance Centre in Pontarddulais to give Callum a bundle of early Christmas presents and to check on his progress after having his legs amputated.
They also enjoyed a kickabout on the ward with the young Swans fanatic, who will walk out alongside his heroes on Boxing Day as he's among the mascots for the home clash with West Brom.
"He came down to the training ground a couple of times to support us so we went to see how he was getting on," said club ambassador, Lee Trundle.
"He's doing brilliantly. We were worried about whether he'd be able to walk out on the pitch, but he's doing more keep ups than us.
"To walk in and see him on the bike, to see him walking and playing football has been unbelievable and we're proud of what he's doing."
The brave 11-year-old, born with club feet, took the courageous decision to have both of them amputated in June by surgeon Paul Williams, who works for both Morriston Hospital and the Swans. Since then, he has been learning to walk on a pair of Swans branded prosthetic limbs using two shirts donated by the club.
"I'm really excited to be a mascot and to meet the other players," Callum said.
"When they told me I was going to be the mascot I thought it would be really good if I could have Swans designs on my legs."
Routledge, who enjoyed a kickabout on the ward with Callum and Trundle, said: "The progress is miraculous and it shows just what kind of guy Callum is.
"You've got to give all the credit to Callum and his strength and resolve to get where he is right now."
As well as surprising Callum, the Swans have been spreading Christmas cheer throughout the community through various festive events such last week's Christmas party with children treated at the Dyfed Ward.
"There's so much we can do for the community, especially because of the support they give us on the pitch and off the field," added Routledge. "It's only right that we give something back."
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