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Pritchard family treated to special VIP Raiders experience

Earlier in January, the Canberra Raiders sent through messages of support to Dre Pritchard who suffers from a rare genetic disease known as Hunter Sydnrome.

Dre, a massive Canberra Raiders fan underwent surgery in January for a Port replacement and received several messages from Canberra Raiders players wishing him all the best for his upcoming surgery.

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Lock forward and New Zealand international Joseph Tapine even arranged for Dre to receive a signed jersey.

Canberra Raiders Board Member Katrina Fanning arranged for the family to undertake a VIP game day experience for the green machine’s Round One home match against the Wests Tigers at GIO Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

The family travelled down from their home in Toukley on the Central Coast and were given tickets to the match where they were taken onto the field to watch the team warm-up where they were shown around the dugout area by Canberra Raiders Football Manager Matt Ford.

Kirri Hill who is Dre’s mother was overwhelmed by the support that the family had received from the Club.

“It’s been wonderful, the support we have had from the Raiders has been amazing, we can’t thank them enough, we’re absolutely gobsmacked.”

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