Brentford FC invited two fans to be mascots for the game against Bristol City last Saturday, 20 October, and lead out The Bees for their first match under new Head Coach Thomas Frank. And it was be a special birthday present for both. One of them was Brandon Kear, who turned 13 last Friday and had more reason than most to celebrate becoming a teenager.
Earlier this year the 13-year-old contracted Stevens-Johnson syndrome, a rare but serious disorder of the skin. He was in intensive care and his family were told he may not survive. The Kear family were given lots of support on social media by fellow Brentford fans and Brandon managed to pull through.
Brandon’s family were invited to the Bristol City game as guests of the Club and displayed a banner at half time thanking Bees fans for their support. The Club also asked Brandon to be a mascot on the day. He had his kit delivered by Buzz Bee and Buzzette and was at the Club’s Training Ground to meet Thomas and the players. See some highlights from his time with us below.