Dorrans has revealed how he could have quit football when his daughter was seriously ill with meningitis.
He told the Express & Star: "We've been through some really tough times but, looking back, they've shaped me as a person and made me appreciate what I've got now.
"We had some horrible experiences to deal with.
"They made me realise that football isn't everything.
"We lost a baby boy while I was on Scotland duty and I had to rush back to be with Yvonne. That was four years ago now, I was only 23 at the time.
"And it changed me. It really did shape me up as a man.
"I was still really young and it was difficult to deal with.
"Then when our wee girl became ill in 2012, I just thought: 'Why me again?'"
He added: "Thankfully, she's fully recovered - and is wild now.
"We've come through it as a couple and as a family - and we're stronger for it.
"It's an old cliché but it does help put things in perspective."
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