Loving tributes have poured in for an ‘special’ and ‘amazing’ boy who tragically died this week.
Birmingham City fan Tommy Plant sadly passed away on Friday, October 2, it has been confirmed.
His death has caused an outpouring of grief across the city, with tributes paid by the football club in the wake of the tragedy.
Paying tribute on its Facebook page on Saturday morning, a spokesperson for Blues wrote: “We are devastated to learn of the passing of one of our own, Tommy Plant.
“All of our thoughts are with his family at this incredibly difficult time. May you rest in peace, Tommy.”
Just last year, little Tommy had suddenly fallen ill at his family home in Brandwood End – but his life was miraculously saved as his heroic dad performed CPR.
The then seven-year-old had collapsed and his heart stopped as his condition worsened. When medics arrived, they found dad Jason doing CPR in a bid to restart his son’s heart.
Two ambulance crews and a paramedic officer were sent to the family home and Tommy was immediately taken on blue lights to Birmingham Children’s Hospital in cardiac arrest.
Staff at the hospital took over Tommy’s care and, thankfully, managed to get his heart restarted.
Unbelievably, just 16 days later Tommy was discharged from hospital on February 4, 2019.
However, Tommy tragically died after he suffered another bout of illness last Sunday.
A CrowdFunding page has been launched to raise £5,000 to help towards his funeral costs to give him a ‘proper Blues goodbye’.
Tributes have been pouring in on social media since his the news of his death was shared by the football club.
Martin Callus said: “RIP Tommy, absolute privilege to have known the little man and his brilliant mom when he was at primary school, always had a smile on his face and was proud every day to show off his Beau Brummie backpack.
“My heart goes out to Alison and all of his family at this horrible time, they will find the strength to deal with this, RIP bluenose, one of our own gone far too soon……”
Kerry Gardner wrote: “I never saw Tommy without that big beaming smile despite everything he went through. A truly amazing boy with a truly amazing family my hearts are breaking for you all right now,”
Scarlet Laffoley commented: “I had the pleasure of meeting Tommy and he was so special, cute, funny and so happy, a bundle of joy.
“This week’s a very sad week for his family and for the whole of Birmingham and the players whose hearts he touched. Sending love to all those deeply affected. Truly heartbreaking xx”.