In partnership with Canadian Blood Services, Whitecaps FC are honoured to have Markus Milcik as Kid Captain for Saturday's home match against Seattle Sounders FC. The presentation will be alongside Vancouver Albion supporters group.
Markus was born in Surrey Memorial on November 10, 2014. After a day and a half, he slipped into a coma and started having seizures. No one at the hospital knew what was going on so he was transferred over to BC Children’s Hospital where he was diagnosed with a metabolic disorder called ornithine transcarbamylase deficiency (OTC Deficiency). Markus was told that he did not have long to live. After five days of blood transfusions and hemodialysis and a liver transplant, he is now a healthy, silly, energetic, charismatic, and thriving eight-year-old.
Please join in welcoming Markus to the match, and participating in the WHITE CAPS chant at kickoff!
For more information on how to help support the Canadian Blood Services, visit blood.ca.