Louis Tomlinson has donated $10,000 to a sick fan

Zayn Malik also showed support for the One Direction fan

Louis Tomlinson has donated $10,000 to help a sick fan with her medical bills.

A YouCaring fundraising page was set up by the parents of 9-year-old Rylee Sanford who suffers from a rare brain malformation called bilateral close-lipped schizencephaly, which ultimately causes cerebral palsy.

The page caught Tomlinson’s attention after it mentions that Sanford loves “Zayn, Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne” among other celebrities.


Tomlinson then made the $10,000 donation with the message “Sending you all the love! Louis x”

He wasn’t the only former One Direction member to show support for Sanford. Zayn Malik took to Twitter to share a link to the cause, leading to a spike in donations. You can see his tweet below.

Writing on the YouCaring site, Sanford’s parents thanked Tomlinson and Malik for their support: “We are forever grateful for the 1d members and fans. We can never thank everyone enough for the donations and shares.”

At the time of writing, the YouCaring page is only $2350 away from its $15,000 fundraising goal.


Since One Direction went on hiatus in 2016, singer Tomlinson has put together a girl band and launched his own solo career with Steve Aoki collaboration ‘Just Hold On’ and recent single ‘Back To You’, featuring Bebe Rexha and Digital Farm Animals.

In September, Tomlinson spoke out in praise of Oasis, saying that there needs to be more bands like the Britpop icons. Taking to Twitter, Tomlinson wrote: “Sorry but where’s all the attitude gone in music? About time we had some more trouble causes in the industry”.

He then told a fan to “go look up some old interviews of Oasis”, later adding: “Oasis are sick and we need more bands that don’t give a fuck like them in their prime”.

The singer also listed Arctic Monkeys and the recently-reunited Milburn as bands that he would recommend.