THE family of meningitis-stricken tot Koa Brock have had thousands raised in honour of their baby by kind-hearted Rangers supporters.

Fans rushed to donate after doting dad Barry's heartfelt plea for fans from both sides of the Old Firm to release balloons at Sunday's match went viral.

The eight-month old is currently on life support after a battle with the devastating illness but his family say he "isn't going to pull through".

Gers fans have already raised £6,450 - just £50 away from the target - in a bid to ease the family's financial burden.

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The page, created by David Turner, reads: “Barry and Haley need our love and support through this very hard time.”

Well-wishers across the country are also organising their own balloon release events in a bid to light up the sky for Koa as he "watches over Hampden".

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The tot will become an organ donor and his mum urged anyone touched by his story to donate to the Meningitis Research Foundation.

The family had returned form an English holiday when tragedy struck and little Koa was rushed to hospital.

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The tot is understood to have suffered Meningococcal meningitis that struck without warning and “destroyed” his brain.

To donate, visit Koa's JustGiving page.