BBC 🔵 Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney donate £10,000 to fan, 4 – Shango Media

BBC 🔵 Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney donate £10,000 to fan, 4

Charlotte and Louis at a Wrexham gamePA Media

Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney have donated £10,000 to a disabled four-year-old Wrexham fan.

Louis was born with a rare genetic condition called TUBA1A, which causes him to have painful leg spasms, limited mobility, epilepsy and cerebral palsy.

His parents Aaron and Charlotte are fundraising £40,000 to adapt their home in Wrexham.

They said they were « blown away » by the generous donation.

Louis loves watching football matches, especially when his favourite team – Wrexham AFC – play.

His parents said they were « shocked » to see a £10,000 donation on their fundraising page from the club’s owners on Friday.

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Charlotte, 32, who works in the emergency services, told the PA news agency: « Louis’ carer screenshotted the donation page and was like, ‘oh my God, look at that’, and then I tried to get in touch with my husband. »

Aaron, 32, who is a head teacher, added: « I was at work and was sitting in the staff room and saw I had two missed calls from Charl and then a message from one of my governors saying, ‘have you seen this?’

« We were totally blown away by their generosity really. We were just in shock. »

Rob and Ryan

PA Media

The family hope to raise enough to fit a downstairs bedroom with an attached wet room and raise the level in the garden to make it easier for Louis to move from the home to the garden, among other things.

« We’ve gone through two sets of plans with the local council and there has been no funding available due to the cost of the project, so to see the community donate, it has given us more hope that we are going to achieve our target, » Aaron said.

Charlotte added: « We just want him to be as independent and safe as he can be at home, and at the moment we have loads of temporary equipment, which can be a challenge as he is continuing to grow. »

Both spoke about how much joy football brings to their son, with Charlotte saying how Louis would often spin his wheelchair around in the middle of watching matches and scream with joy.

« He just feels the atmosphere and I just love sitting and watching him at the matches because he is in his element, » she added.

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