Girl with rare illness pedals 90 km to meet French footballer Mbappé

Girl with rare illness pedals 90 km to meet French footballer Mbappé

Mbappé shared the heartwarming moment with the young girl at the stadium and shared the video on Instagram.

An eight-year-old Camille, who suffers from Vacterl syndrome, pedaled 90-km to Paris to meet her star French professional footballer Kylian Mbappé.

The girl arrived at the Parc des Princes, a football stadium in Paris, after cycling over three days from her native place Châteaubourg.

Mbappé shared the heartwarming moment with the young girl at the stadium and shared the video on Instagram.

Camille suffers from a rare congenital disease, Vacterl syndrome, which affects many parts of the body.

According to MedlinePlus, a person with this condition can experience spinal problems, shrinkage of the kidney region, and heart problems, among other complications.

Camille mostly suffers from dysfunctions of the heart, kidneys, lungs and spine, limbs and muscles on the left side of the body.

The young girl was defended by the star striker on Twitter earlier this year after being insulted by fans when the 8-year-old made a video asking Mbappe to extend his contract at PSG.

Following the twitter confrontation, Mbappé had dedicated his goal to her in January 2022.

Since then, Camille, a resident of Châteaubourg, near Vitré (Ille-et-Vilaine), had challenged herself to meet her footballing idol.

On Wednesday (Aug.24, 2022), she pedaled covering 90-km in three days by bike to reach the Parc des Princes and raise funds for sick children.

Little Camille was finally able to meet the PSG players and his idol Mbappé after a reception with great fanfare that social networks have relayed with joy ever since.

Smoke bombs, flags, songs, guard of honor of PSG supporters who came to applaud her.

A PSG fan wrote, “This is a memory that Camille is not going to forget...”

The PSG star gave her a signed jersey while the little girl gave him a pen in return to sign his contracts.

Camille then went back on her bicycle with her father, to do the return journey.

An association was created at the end of 2019 by the parents of Camille, suffering from VACTERL syndrome (a set of anomalies and congenital malformations), so that their daughter and other children can make the most of life and achieve their dreams.

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