Milligan and Jurman pay a visit to Queensland Children's Hospital
Caltex Socceroos defenders Mark Milligan and Matthew Jurman took time out from training yesterday ahead of Saturday’s international friendly against Korea Republic at Suncorp Stadium to visit kids at the Queensland Children’s Hospital.
When Australia’s match against Korea Republic was announced earlier this year, Football Federation Australia (FFA) received an invite from ‘Juiced TV’ – a program broadcast throughout the wards at the Queensland Children’s Hospital via the Patient Entertainment System – to visit seven-year-old patient Kobi.
For the past two years Kobi has been bravely fighting Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia and is undergoing daily chemotherapy and care both in Queensland and at his home in Northern New South Wales.
Milligan and Jurman spent an hour with Kobi as well as his younger brother Trey as Juiced TV filmed a Socceroos inspired segment for an upcoming episode.
Kobi and Trey shared their passion for football by asking a series of questions to the defensive duo, before showing them their own football skills.
You can purchase tickets here to watch the Caltex Socceroos take on Korea Republic at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday, November 17 at 7:50pm AEDT.
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About ‘Juiced TV’:
Juiced TV is an Australian first entertainment initiative that benefits the health and wellbeing of sick kids and their families in hospital, one episode at a time. The program began in January 2015 at the Queensland Children’s Hospital. Since then it has directly touched the lives of more than 1,800 patients and their families by improving the hospital journey and creating a unique way for them to engage and communicate with one another. Juiced TV have received a great amount of support from local and international bodies in the past two years. The entertainment, experiences and guests they’ve welcomed to the hospital for their kids has included Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston straight off the set of Thor, Justin Timberlake, Johnny Depp appearing on the show as Captain Jack Sparrow, and recently Their Royal Highnesses, The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall.