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Heart problems are very rare at birth..

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99% of babies are born with perfectly functional hearts

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Theo Formby-Jackson was an exception. He had to undergo 3 open heart surgeries in the first 11 months of his life. A time his Dad, Alan, describes as being very 'touch and go' as to whether he would pull through.

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After successful operations and with his health now back on track, Theo became interested in football and joined his local grassroots club, Kader FC, at the age of 7.

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Alan, Theo's dad and Chairman of Kader FC, had been a youth coach at the club since 1994 and took responsibility to run a newly formed team which included his son, Theo.

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With Alan marshalling from the sidelines and Theo supporting the team on the pitch, Kader FC are now pushing for promotion.

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According to Alan, part of the team's recent success can be attributed to the club's Football Foundation Funded 3G Artificial Grass Pitch which opened in February 2019.

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The new facilities were unveiled by Middlesbrough FC captain, George Friend.

Behind the Football - Kader FC
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