Anthony Borges with the Barça shirt | FCB

Anthony Borges, the 15-year-old boy who became a hero for saving the lives of 20 of his classmates during the high school shooting in Florida on 14 February, has received a shirt from FC Barcelona. The club sent the garment, signed by the entire first team, in recognition of his bravery.

Lionel Messi signing the team shirt for Anthony. | MIGUEL RUIZ-FCB

The teenager, who in 2016 trained at the Barça Academy in Fort Lauderdale, one of the six academies the club have in the USA. was discharged from hospital this Wednesday.

Invited to Barcelona

Anthony has a dream that he wants to make come true: To travel to Barcelona, visit the Camp Nou and meet the players. Through journalist Santiago Segurola and the Barça Escoles department at the club, FC Barcelona got in touch with his family to invite him to the city.

His father, Royer Borges, has opened a 'gofundme' account to raise money for Anthony's medical bills, and the response has seen over half a million dollars provided. Barça wish to help increase this amount by spreading the word, so that everyone who wishes to collaborate in his recovery can do so. 

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