A TOT from Shepley who beat the odds after being born with a life-threatening condition wants to play for Huddersfield Town when he grows up.
Callum Stiff, three, was born with severe gastroschisis, which means his bowel was outside his body.
Mum Katie, of Church Close, said: "We knew he was going to be born with the condition, but doctors told us they would be able to put it back in it's proper place.
Two-day old Callum was operated on by doctors at Leeds General Infirmary - but told Katie the operation itself could kill her frail son
She said: " We had no option. We were told if he didn't have the procedure it was likely he would get worse and eventually pass away.
"When they operated they found they couldn't put it back and they had to remove all of it, except for a 10cm piece."
Now, Callum is fed every night through a special tube which pumps nutrition straight into his bloodstream through an artery in his heart.
But it hasn't stopped Callum making friends and becoming a big Town fan.
The plucky lad has started at Shepley playgroup.
Katie said: "He is very aware when he is playing about the tube in his front, but he loves playing with other kids.
"He is football crazy and a massive Huddersfield Town fan. When he grows up he wants to play for them."
But Katie added: "He is in and out of hospital.
"On average he goes in about eight times a year, because the line can get bugs and viruses in - which are then immediately put into his body.
"These can be life-threatening.
" It's not a perfect science, but it's the best way we have got."
"He is a happy-go-lucky young lad who just gets on with things.
"He doesn't like going into hospital but he gets on with it. I'm so proud of him," said Katie.