The incredible story of Lionel Messi and Chris Heggard starring in the League Cup

Undoubtedly, the world of sports gives us the most amazing stories of athletes who had to leave their place of birth, others who completely changed the lives of entire families or Those who overcome certain diseases and do not give up until they reach their goals; This is the story of Chris Heggart related to Lionel Messi.

The arrival of the Argentine star Major League Soccer Joining Inter Miami changes a lot of things in the United States, mainly in Florida, but also for other teams around the Fort Lauderdale system. Players who never thought they’d come face-to-face with Messi on a pitch can now do so with the Charlotte FC midfielder..

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Although Heggart’s career is just getting started, the San Diego, California native’s success story dates back quite some time. When Chris was 8 years old, he was diagnosed with childhood cancer.So he had to start with his medical treatment and fight this disease Make-A-Wish America became part of many dynamics to make these little children’s wishes come true.

In one of these activities Lionel Messi was the guest of honor to spend time with the little kids, all while Charlotte’s young player was just 11 years old.So the club’s social networks posted two pictures in which the two are spotted, one of the Californian behind the South American while playing ‘Gascarita’ and the other of them congratulating each other from the DRV PNK Stadium.

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Although Chris Heggard couldn’t be in the minutes A fight between his team and Las GarzasLeague Cup 2023 by the quarter-finals, at the end of the competition Pink approached the organization’s captain and in the words of Charlotte FC it was a ‘full circle moment’. They concluded this publication with a few words: “After 10 years he found it again, this time as a professional on the pitch.”.

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