Livorno fans are raising funds after captain Andrea Luci revealed his six-year-old son is suffering from a rare disease.
This week the midfielder and wife Lisa learned their son has Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva, also known as Stone Man Syndrome.
Mutations cause fibrous tissue, including muscles and tendons, to become solid and add bone in its place. It affects approximately one in every two million children.
Livorno fans rushed to his aid, as this Sunday’s Serie A match against Juventus will see the Curva Nord hold a fund-raising drive for charity researching into the disease.
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