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Footballer player’s fund donates £250,000 to Kidney Charity

 While on holiday, famous England footballer Andy Cole was infected with a virus that attacked his kidneys. In 2015 this superb athlete suffered kidney failure and his life was at risk. In 2017 he received a transplant kidney from his nephew. This set of life-changing events inspired him to set up a fund and to donate £250,000 to charity to further research into kidney disease and associated problems, including mental health issues.

You can read about his story here at Kidney Research UK and also in the Manchester News .

The story highlights how even a super fit athlete can have major problems – similar to what happened to Jonah Lomu who’s story is also featured in this blog and here as well