A YOUNG North Melbourne fan has provided a strong reminder why the Good Friday Appeal is so important to Victoria.
Zane Tomey was invited into Brad Scott’s post-match press conference on Friday night to detail his battle with a serious heart condition.
LISTEN TO ZANE’S STORY AND BRAD SCOTT IN THE VIDEO ABOVE
The Kangaroos have been big supporters of the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal and have been strong drivers of the AFL’s Good Friday game.
Young Zane revealed he was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome.
It was a special media conference when Brad Scott was accompanied by Zane, a 5th generation North fan who’s had four open heart surgeries 📹 pic.twitter.com/4ouQauhV8g
— North Melbourne (@NMFCOfficial) April 15, 2017
“I was born with half a heart, which means I don’t have a left ventricle,” he said.
“So my right ventricle has to pump all the blood around my body. It’s a bit tough sometimes because you don’t get to run as much and I get puffed pretty quickly.”
Asked if he was a Kangaroos supporter, Zane revealed he had no choice.
“I’ve been a North supporter since I was born, a fifth generation North supporter,” he said.
“My grandfather grew up in North Melbourne and always gone for North.”
Originally published as Zane steals the show on Good Friday
SOURCE: newsnow sport