Sunday, March 18, 2012

Sjoggie Stephen McPhail

Stephen McPhail plays football for Cardiff City Bluebirds, Wales, in the midfield position. Well.....he did. Until he was sidelined by Sjogren's syndrome earlier this season. But manager Malky Mackay and McPhail have announced the footballer's return to the game:

Doctors are ready to give McPhail – who has been battling against the autoimmune disease Sjogren’s Syndrome – the go-ahead to return against Coventry next Wednesday.
     McPhail is keen to play against Burnley on Sunday, saying “I’m ready and can’t wait to start chipping in and helping the lads.”
I don't usually follow football/soccer, but my interest is piqued.  I think I'm about to become a Cardiff fan, or more accurately, a Stephen McPhail fan. I'm a fan of any sjoggie that's able to persevere and continue to live their lives in spite of this dumb stupid disease.

Go, Bluebirds!

Image found on wikipedia, here.


Unknown said...

I'm so excited that McPhail is coming back! I didn't follow football (soccer) either until I heard about him, but now I'm a huge Bluebirds fan.

cargillwitch said...

I am thrilled that he is able to compete at this level with Sjogrens! Although I am worlds away from this level of athleticism I find that being very physically active makes me feel much ,much better.I wish him well!

Anonymous said...

I have had Sjogren's syndrome for many years and it had curtailed what I can do and eat.
I would be pleased if Stephen McPhail could explain exactly what treatment he is getting in America.

Jean Middleton