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Raheem Sterling To Pay For Young Crystal Palace Player's Funeral by ogbiwa: 6:12am On Apr 24
Raheem Sterling will pay for the funeral of Crystal Palace youth player Damary Dawkins, who died in March aged 13.

Manchester City winger Sterling supported a campaign to find a suitable stem cell donor for Damary, who had acute lymphoblastic leukaemia.

"Damary was a special young man who touched a lot of lives, including my own," Sterling said.

The England international, 24, plans to attend the funeral on Friday.

He described Damary as "an example to us all" who was "positive until the end".

The teenager's family had set up a GoFundMe page to raise £15,000 to give Damary the "best send off and celebration of life".

In March, Sterling lifted his shirt to reveal a picture of the two of them together after scoring his second goal in England's 5-0 win over the Czech Republic.

Damary's father, Tony, said Sterling's shirt tribute was "very, very touching".

"I knew they used to speak because [Sterling] came down to the hospital," he said. "They played pool together and apparently they swapped numbers."

"I remember when Crystal Palace played Manchester City and they lost - Damary put on his tracksuit with the Crystal Palace badge and took a picture to send to Raheem. They had banter with each other."

According to an appeal page, Damary did receive a stem cell match a few days before Christmas but he relapsed in February.

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/48011165

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Re: Raheem Sterling To Pay For Young Crystal Palace Player's Funeral by vastolord4(m): 6:22am On Apr 24
Kind heart... football speaks many languages

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Re: Raheem Sterling To Pay For Young Crystal Palace Player's Funeral by elotajohn1(m): 6:22am On Apr 24
angry
Re: Raheem Sterling To Pay For Young Crystal Palace Player's Funeral by johnemeka(m): 6:22am On Apr 24
OK

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Re: Raheem Sterling To Pay For Young Crystal Palace Player's Funeral by salbis(m): 6:22am On Apr 24
The beautiful game ought to speak one langauge, LOVE and Sterling is doing just that. Kudos to him.

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Re: Raheem Sterling To Pay For Young Crystal Palace Player's Funeral by Akinzola: 6:23am On Apr 24
logon599:
Good one from Sterling. He has been in the news for the right reasons recently. And he speaks with maturity too, the way he addresses certain sensitive cases won him my respect. And he's also nominated for PFA player of the year. He has come a long way at such a young age. Good role model for upcoming players to follow
True talk

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Re: Raheem Sterling To Pay For Young Crystal Palace Player's Funeral by trapQ: 6:25am On Apr 24
R. I.P to the lad..
Re: Raheem Sterling To Pay For Young Crystal Palace Player's Funeral by EagleScribes: 6:26am On Apr 24
Class act from a Manchester player
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Meanwhile, on the other side of Manchester.........

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Re: Raheem Sterling To Pay For Young Crystal Palace Player's Funeral by Ultralexo: 6:27am On Apr 24
15000 pounds for a teenager my guy that is too much. Even Niger when them dey waste money on dead body no go reach like that
Re: Raheem Sterling To Pay For Young Crystal Palace Player's Funeral by Ezechinwa(m): 6:27am On Apr 24
Who will pay for dead Manutd

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Re: Raheem Sterling To Pay For Young Crystal Palace Player's Funeral by studio14: 6:28am On Apr 24
That's wonderful
Re: Raheem Sterling To Pay For Young Crystal Palace Player's Funeral by chimeziedickson: 6:36am On Apr 24
Sterling......Thats what life should represent........Noble one bro

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Re: Raheem Sterling To Pay For Young Crystal Palace Player's Funeral by ekojoe(m): 6:37am On Apr 24
Ultralexo:
15000 pounds for a teenager my guy that is too much. Even Niger when them dey waste money on dead body no go reach like that

You think they sell 20k casket there?
Or they bury at their backyard?

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Re: Raheem Sterling To Pay For Young Crystal Palace Player's Funeral by Kingluqman: 6:38am On Apr 24
Sterling, you be matured guy and good heart con join am. May God continue to dey enrich you.

No be like our own Sterling Bank here wey dey remove money anyhow grin

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Re: Raheem Sterling To Pay For Young Crystal Palace Player's Funeral by Nobody: 6:38am On Apr 24
Raheem is fast turning a beast, and a Philanthropist too.

RIP to the deceased.


My United Fans, GGMU.

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Re: Raheem Sterling To Pay For Young Crystal Palace Player's Funeral by contigiency(m): 6:39am On Apr 24
Very outstanding behavior from sterling.

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Re: Raheem Sterling To Pay For Young Crystal Palace Player's Funeral by fasho01(m): 6:41am On Apr 24
Good man on and off the pitch.. Wonderful gesture Raheem

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Re: Raheem Sterling To Pay For Young Crystal Palace Player's Funeral by Sonnobax15(m): 6:43am On Apr 24
Sterlinq is indeed a rare qem in d round leather qame.

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Re: Raheem Sterling To Pay For Young Crystal Palace Player's Funeral by lonelydora: 6:51am On Apr 24
This humanity

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Re: Raheem Sterling To Pay For Young Crystal Palace Player's Funeral by Maghan37: 7:02am On Apr 24
Ezechinwa:
Who will pay for dead Manutd
Well as a fellow manutd fan well bad Belle is all owed, aftetall I have done my own fair share grin
Re: Raheem Sterling To Pay For Young Crystal Palace Player's Funeral by tesppidd: 7:10am On Apr 24
Nice act, God bless him.

God bless him even more if he donated money for the boy's treatment while he was still alive.

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