Kylian Mbappe: Touching Moment As PSG Star Meets Girl With Rare Disease Who Travelled Over 90 km to See Him

Kylian Mbappe: Touching Moment As PSG Star Meets Girl With Rare Disease Who Travelled Over 90 km to See Him

Martin Moses
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:10 PM
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  • A young Kylian Mbappe fan had an opportunity to meet her idol in person when Mbappe hosted her at the Parc Des Princes stadium
  • Camille sadly suffers from a rare disease that affects many of her body parts, including vital organs such as the heart and kidney
  • Mbappe's and Camille's relationship started from the saga surrounding Mbappe's potential move to Real Madrid, which eventually collapsed

Kylian Mbappe shared a heartwarming moment with a young girl who travelled over 90 kilometres on a bicycle to meet him.

The girl, identified as Camille, left Dreux three days earlier with her father and they cycled all the way to Paris to meet Mbappe.

Kylian Mbappe, Paris Saint-Germain, Camille, VACTERL
Kylian Mbappe meets with his young fan Camille at the Parc Des Princes. Credit, @instantfoot
Source: Twitter

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Camille suffers from a rare congenital disease, the Vacterl syndrome, which affects many parts of the body systems. According to Medline Plus, a person suffering from this disease may have spinal problems, narrowing of the renal area and cardiac effects, among other complications. Camille suffers specifically from malfunctions of her heart, kidneys, lungs and spine, limbs and muscles on the left side of her body.

Camille's love story with Mbappe began at the start of the year when the 8-year-old made a video asking Mbappe to extend his contract at PSG. According to BMFTV, the video was greeted with hateful comments with many people trolling her.

Mbappe jumped to Camille's defence by slamming her critics. Mbappe then scored in the following game against Brest and dedicated the goal to his young fan.

The French star even went a step better by turning down a move to Madrid and giving Camille her wish when he chose to extend his stay in Paris for a further three years.

On Wednesday, the 24th of August, Camille met her idol. Her choice of using the bicycle was proof that she was making progress in her treatment. In a past interview, her father had revealed that, four years ago, they had been told that Camille would never be able to ride a bicycle.

Mbappe shared a video on his official social media handles with the caption,

Congratulations Camille. Continue to inspire us all. Parc des Princes is also your home now.

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Mbappe, who has been in the news for the wrong reason all week, put his off-pitch challenges behind him to stage an epic performance when PSG battled Lille on Sunday, August 21.

The Parisians used the match to prove once again why they are firm favourites to claim the Ligue 1 crown once again as they whitewashed Lille 7-1.

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Martin Moses is a sports journalist with over five years of experience in media. He graduated from Multimedia University of Kenya (Bachelor of Journalism, 2017-2021)