Raheem Sterling to cover costs of Damary Dawkins funeral
By Sky Sports News
Last Updated: 22/04/19 11:14am
Raheem Sterling will cover the funeral costs for Crystal Palace youth player Damary Dawkins.
Dawkins passed away last month at the age of 13 after a battle with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia.
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Sterling had supported a campaign by the Dawkins family to find a suitable stem cell donor for Damary.
The Manchester City winger paid tribute to the youngster after scoring in England's 5-0 win over the Czech Republic last month - lifting his shirt to reveal a picture of the two of them together.
"Damary was a special young man who touched a lot of lives, including my own," said Sterling.
"Positive until the very end, he was an example to us all."