Special Effect helps Tom Clarke achieve his golden boot!

Another fantastic story shared with us from Special Effect, about how their services really do change lives.

Imagine being football crazy, but unable to kick a ball around yourself…

This is one story about how Special Effect helped football crazy Tom Clarke get stuck into the game that he loves!

When Tom’s not cheering on his beloved Liverpool he’s watching his local side Frome FC where he even sponsors some of the players.

But Tom has Spinal Muscular Atrophy. That means when his mates go off for a kick about or run onto the pitch for a Sunday morning league game, he is sidelined. And, until he contacted SpecialEffect, Tom’s limited movement meant he wasn’t even able to enjoy a game of FIFA with his brother or friends.

Thanks to his determination and help from our team of occupational therapists and technology experts, those days are over. Tom now plays FIFA with the best of them.

‘The first time I played him [Tom’s brother] in 15 or 16 years I absolutely hammered him. About six or seven nil. That was quite a feat for me … There’s no real way to describe it fully, how SpecialEffect changed my life’