Kalvin Phillips leads tributes to little Leeds fan Sarah Emmott who has died

Kalvin Phillips has led the tributes to little Leeds fan Sarah Emmott who has sadly died.

Friday, 10th September 2021, 4:44 pm
Updated Monday, 13th September 2021, 1:24 pm
Sarah Emmott with her favourite Leeds United player Kalvin Phillips. Photo: Bruce Rollinson

Brave schoolgirl Sarah had been battling a rare disease called Congenital Nephrotic Syndrome and other complex health problems since she was born.

Sarah, 8, received a kidney transplant last year, but was sadly diagnosed with a rare immune disorder which led to her death on Thursday (September 9).

The YEP shared her story in December 2019 when Sarah, then six, walked out on the pitch with her favourite player Kalvin Phillips.

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Kalvin took to Twitter to pay tribute to Sarah.

He said: "Rest In Peace Sarah you little angel, you touched my heart more than you will ever know.

"I’m so thankful to have met you, your amazing Mum and Dad and your brother Dane as you all became a very special part of my life.

"Your braveness and determination to be the happiest little girl in the room despite everything you were going through is something I will never forget.

"The world will be a bleaker place without you."

Leeds United added: "Rest in peace Sarah, forever in our hearts. Our condolences to the Emmott family and everyone who knew Sarah."

She is survived by her mum Ellie, dad Andrew and big brother Dane.