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‘We’ve got months of fighting ahead of us’ – Marsa player Patrick Maia, Baby Luca’s father
We’re rooting for you, champ!

Jillian Mallia

Patrick Maia, the Marsa player whose son was diagnosed with lymphoma cancer a few weeks ago shared a message through Malta, news, Photos and People about his son, baby Luca’s condition.

“27 days at hospital... 21 days in intensive care. Now we’re seeing the first developments,” the message reads. “My son, I know we’ve got months of fighting ahead of us against this disease.”

“We don’t know exactly when that day will come that you will be free of the disease. I believe in your victory. Seeing you smile and your eyes filled with happiness strengthen my heart.”

In early April, Maia took to social media penning a heartfelt thank you message to all locals who donated to their cause. “I’d like to thank the Maltese people, you’re being so amazing to my son,” he said. “And I have no words to thank you and show you my [gratitude]. My son will make all of you so proud of him. I couldn’t be in a better place right now. Thank you, Malta.”

 

It’s been especially difficult for the Maia family as Patrick’s livelihood was greatly impacted by Covid as all organised sports were banned in an effort to curb the spread.

4th May 2021


Jillian Mallia
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Jillian Mallia
A book lover, writer and globetrotter who loves exploring new places and the local gems that the Maltese Islands have to offer. An avid foodie and arts fanatic, Jillian searches the island and beyond for the perfect settings to write about.

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