Seán Cox will attend this Friday's benefit match between a Liverpool Legends team and a Republic of Ireland XI at the Aviva Stadium.
The Meathman suffered life-changing injuries when he was attacked before the Champions League semi-final between Liverpool and Roma at Anfield on April 24th last year.
"We’re delighted to say that Seán is going to be there in person," Stephen Felle, chairman of the Sean Cox Rehabilitation Trust, told Newstalk Breakfast on Sunday.
It’s going to be Seán Cox’s first move outside a medical environment in almost 12 months, so it’s very special for the family, and it’s very emotional for [his wife] Martina.
She said he does [know he’s going]... she said he does, and he’s excited… he keeps smiling, and he can’t wait.
"It has taken a lot of planning," continued Stephen.
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"He is obviously medically dependent, and in terms of the logistics of getting him to there and making sure he’s properly cared for when in the stadium has taken some work.
"The caveat is if Séan got an infection or a cold or something happens between now and Friday, we might have to change the plan. But as we sit here now… that’s the plan."
You can purchase tickets for Friday's game, which kicks off at 7:45pm, via Ticketmaster.
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