John Deehan, the previous Aston Villa, West Brom, Norwich and Ipswich striker has been battling Alzheimer’s Disease for the final six years.
The 64-year-old made near 400 top-level appearances between 1975 and 1990, however now his spouse Linda has revealed his struggles with severe sickness.
Linda Deehan defined how husband John nonetheless loves to speak about soccer, however naturally has points with reminiscence.
In a heartfelt assertion, Linda Deehan requested for consideration for the entire household.
“Now seems like the right time to inform you that for several years my husband John Deehan, former Aston Villa, WBA, Norwich City and Ipswich Town centre-forward has been battling a neurodegenerative disease,” she stated in an announcement.
“John’s guide has concluded that he has Dementia, specifically Alzheimer’s Disease. John was solely 58 years previous on the time.
“John has good days and bad days. He endeavours to continue to live and enjoy a normal life, as best as possible, however almost every day we are confronted with a new challenge.
“If you come throughout him at a match or elsewhere, please do not be afraid to work together with him.
“Please understand that John may not be able to converse in the way he once did, but he still loves to talk about football and share a laugh.
“Please be thoughtful if he’s having a foul day and struggling. This illness performs methods on his reminiscence, so he might not be capable of keep in mind precisely, and he might discover signing autographs a problem.
“Even though things have not ended as we had planned, we continue to live our lives as best we can.”