Sam and Dan Lloyd - by Rankin
Image © Rankin
Seventeen-year-old twins Sam and Dan Lloyd suffer from Duchene muscular dystrophy. It causes weakness and wasting in the muscles, and affects males almost exclusively. Sufferers have a life expectancy of around 25 years.
As can be seen from their portrait by Rankin, Sam and Dan are huge fans of Liverpool Football Club and follow the team avidly. The brothers are able to play their favourite sport in goal, coming out of their wheelchairs and sitting between the goalposts.
Their passionate love of Liverpool FC reflects the boys’ passion for life, living every day to the full and taking on new challenges.