The Moment

Gary Lineker on his son's battle with leukaemia

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In the first of a new series Kelly Cates and Geoff Thomas are joined by Gary Lineker who opens up about his son George's battle with leukaemia as a very young baby, and reflects upon those days spent with George in hospital in 1992 and the lasting impact they made...


In 2003, former Crystal Palace and England midfielder Geoff Thomas was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukaemia and given three months to live.

After a stem cell transplant he overcame the disease and has spent the last twenty years raising money for vital research and funding.

In this series Kelly Cates and Geoff Thomas talk to footballers who have also overcome life-changing moments of adversity.