Everyone at Stirling Albion FC would like to wish all the very best to life-long fan Stevie Peebles, who is currently recovering in hospital after major surgery.
Our thoughts are also with our former Chairman Peter McKenzie, who is in hospital after suffering a stroke on Wednesday.
SAFC Chairman Stuart Brown said: “The utter irrelevance of football in the bigger picture of life was sharply driven home to me after yesterday’s game when, sitting in the Boardroom feeling a bit sorry for myself, Tricia Chillas asked if I had heard the news about Stevie. He is currently in Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, following a life-saving operation to amputate his right leg below the knee.
“A life-long Bino, Stevie is a larger than life character who always has a smile on his face, humour on the tip of his tongue and thoughts for others before himself.
“This was typified by his text to friends on Saturday that started ‘Hi everyone, won’t be making the game today. I hate missing games. Best wishes to Greig and the Boys’ and ended ‘By Thursday night the cardiovascular team had a look at my leg and told me I’d be dead within 12 hours if they didn’t amputate’.
“I’m sure Stevie won’t mind sharing this article (indeed I’m sure he will be honoured) to wish Tricia’s Dad – Peter McKenzie, our former Chairman – all the best following the stroke he suffered last Wednesday.
“Peter is in Forth Valley Royal, Larbert, and the latest news from Tricia is that, despite some loss of mobility and difficulty with his speech, his recovery is going well.
“I’m sure I speak for everyone associated with Stirling Albion, in wishing Stevie & Peter all the very best.
” Haste ye both back to Forthbank.”