Video: Ajax give chronically ill 8-year-old fan the day of his dreams

Posted by Chris Wright

Truly touching stuff here from AFC Ajax and the Opkikker Foundation, who recently joined forces to give 8-year-old Ajax superfan Jay-Jay Willems the day of his dreams in order to give the little trooper a break from the monotonous medication routine he is forced to follow every day due to a chronic intestinal disorder.

To kick things off, Jay-Jay was gifted a full Ajax replica kit with his name and number on the back before being escorted around the Amsterdam Arena on his own personal VIP tour.

After that Jay-Jay was allowed to train with the first team before being "scouted" by head coach Frank de Boer, who was so impressed that he signed him up for the senior side.

De Boer then unveiled his latest signing at a full news conference in front of the media, telling the press:

"I would like to introduce a new player. Jay-Jay is a left forward and during training he got our attention. With his qualities we think he eventually can play with the first team."

But wait, there's more!

Jay-Jay then warmed-up with his new Ajax first-team colleagues ahead of their recent Eredivisie tie with NAC Breda, being presented to the crowd on the pitch via the big screen before going on to make his "debut" for his beloved club by taking part in a ceremonial kick-off before the game.

Brilliant stuff. It's enough to make your eyes start leaking!


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