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Ferdinand visits paralysed R’s fan

LES Ferdinand paid what proved to be an emotional hospital visit to QPR fan Steve Andrews over the Christmas period.

Steve, a lifelong fan and season ticket holder, was involved in an accident in October which severed his spine and left him paralysed from the waist down.

After the club were made aware of his situation through Steve’s ten-year-old grandson, Frankie, Ferdinand popped by to see Steve at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading.

“It was actually very emotional,” Ferdinand told www.qpr.co.uk.

“Frankie (pictured above second from the left, with his brother Jesse on extreme left) had planned to spend his own money on a signed QPR shirt he found on an auction site because he felt it would give his granddad a lift. That’s such an amazing thing for a ten-year-old to do.

“So we wanted to help him give his granddad a surprise.

“From speaking with Steve, he is a real fighter. He was already showing me how he has been able to move his toes and he is determined to get back on his feet.

“I’ve got no doubts he will achieve it and we look forward to welcoming him back to Loftus Road when he is able.”

From speaking with Steve, he is a real fighter.

Les Ferdinand