Thierry Henry sends message of support to Norwich kidney transplant youngster Shae Hutchinson

‘You are my hero’, the Arsenal legend told 19-year-old prospect Hutchinson

Tuesday 07 April 2020 13:17

Former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry has sent a message of support to Norwich Under-23s player Shae Hutchinson.

The 19-year-old, who has yet to make his first-team debut, needs a second kidney transplant after his first round of surgery did not work.

Henry tweeted a video saying: “Hello Shae, this is Thierry. I just wanted to let you know that you’re my hero. It is unbelievable to see what you’re going through right now.

“Not only to deal with it one time, you came back, you played. Now you have to deal with it a second time. All my thoughts are with you, my prayers.

“You just have to hang on. Stay strong. Hopefully I’ll see you soon.”

Norwich youngster Shae Hutchinson (Getty)

Hutchinson was diagnosed with a genetic condition called Alport Syndrome when he was just eight years old.

The condition also affects his hearing, eye sight and energy levels.

Despite getting a transplant less than 18 months ago after his father proved “the perfect match”, it did not prove to be a success. PA

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