Ex-Charlton lady player tragically dies at the age of 20 after losing the battle with bone cancer – which was only found when doctors checked her broken thigh
- Lucy Kerr, 20, was diagnosed with bone cancer when she broke her thigh
- Doctors, who performed an MRI scan, also discovered that it had younger lung cancer
- She quickly got chemotherapy in London, but Charlton revealed that she died today
A former Charlton Athletic lady player died tragically at the age of 20 after a fight with cancer.
Lucy Kerr was diagnosed with bone cancer after doctors found the disease when she broke her thigh.
Doctors, who performed an MRI scan, also discovered that the younger had lung cancer and that she was rapidly undergoing chemotherapy in London.
Lucy Kerr was diagnosed with cancer after doctors found the disease when she broke her leg
But today Charlton Athletic Women said Mrs. Kerr had died and expressed their condolences to her family.
A statement from the club said: ‘Everyone’s thoughts at Charlton Athletic Women are with the family in this difficult time and the club will pay tribute to Lucy in a coming game.
“Everyone at Charlton Athletic would like to express his condolences to Lucy’s family in this difficult time.”
Mrs. Kerr joined the Southeast London side as U14 in the 2013/14 season and won player of the year.
She went on to the U16s and led Captain Kent Schools before playing senior football with the club’s development team.
Charlton Athletic Women said Mrs. Kerr had died and expressed their condolences to her family
Charlton Athletic Women’s Manager Riteesh Mishra, who worked with Lucy in the U16, said: “The news is tragic. My heart goes out to Lucy’s family and friends.
“She was there at the start of my journey with Charlton as a coach with the Under 16s.
“Her personality and attitude in particular were contagious and she always smiled at the faces of the staff.”
He added, “She will be in our minds and be part of our Charlton family forever.”
The English star Toni Duggan tweeted: ‘Heartbreaking! My thoughts are with all her family and friends in this difficult time. “
And Gilly Flaherty from West Ham wrote: “Thoughts go out to all of Lucy’s family and friends in this difficult time.”
Sheppey Angels, a team off the coast of Kent for whom Kerr played, shared this photo of her
Sheppey Angels, a team off the coast of Kent that Mrs. Kerr had played for and where she lived, said: “As a club we never thought we would write this message about one of our beloved players.
“As most of you know, our player Lucy Kerr has been battling cancer in recent months, she has been through so much and has been so incredibly brave and strong.
“As her teammates, we could no longer be proud of her. Unfortunately Lucy has lost her fight against cancer today and we are devastated.
‘Lucy is an incredible player and her ability on the field was excellent, you will never find a player like her.
“She put 110 percent in every match and we were lucky that she was part of our football family.
‘Lucy is a beautiful, amazing and talented young lady and would light up the field like never before.
“She wasn’t afraid to take on a challenge that was certain. It was an absolute honor to have her as a player here at Sheppey Angels.
“Lucy, you’ll never be forgotten and you’ll always be a Sheppey Angel.”