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Ryan Reynolds paid for Anthony Forde’s wife brain tumour operation, reveals Wrexham player

Rajarshi ShuklaRajarshi Shukla

November 10 2023
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According to Anthony Forde, Ryan Reynolds, a co-owner of Wrexham, provided an additional examination after learning that his wife had a brain tumour.

The Irish midfield player’s personal life took a serious hit in the middle of the 2022–23 season.

Before his brother’s leukaemia was discovered a few weeks after the birth of his son Paddy, the 29-year-old had a difficult period off the pitch.

Laura, Forde’s partner, complained of feeling poorly and had an MRI, which revealed she had a brain tumour. Due to his numerous off-field responsibilities, Forde took a two-month hiatus from his official duties.

The film Welcome to Wrexham documentary features Forde’s narrative. In the first episode of season two, the Irishman explained why he felt he wanted to take a break from football.

“How could I go out and perform when I have something so serious in the back of my head? It would have been unfair on myself and the team. The support we have had from the club has been amazing.”

In an especially recent instalment of the documentary series, which centred around Wrexham’s pivotal encounter with Yeovil Town near the conclusion of their remarkable promotion-winning campaign, Forde provided a recap on the hardest period in his professional life.

Forde acknowledged that the Deadpool actor “didn’t have to do” the expensive second-party evaluation for Laura, which renowned actor Ryan Reynolds had financed.

The Forde family’s gratitude for the assistance they were offered at Wrexham will last a lifetime.

Forde made an emotional comeback to play in the Dragons’ 3-0 victory over Yeovil last season, scoring the team’s first goal.

Director of football Humphrey Ker called that moment “special” and said it was his favourite goal of a remarkable season. Forde has since made ten outings for Wrexham in all competitions.

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