Thursday, 15 September 2016

45 minutes after man's wish was granted he dies


A 73-year-old man who asked for one wish on his bucket list be granted, has seen the wish come to pass.
73 year old Paddy Lawler who has been a lifelong supporter of the Red Devils was suffering from prostrate cancer and was terminally ill. The cancer did not stop him from telling his family he would like to meet the United Squad before dying.

Lawler's granddaughter went ahead inspite of the huge challenge at the request, and took the bull by the horn where she posted an appeal on Facebook for anyone to help get in touch with the club in order for her grandfather's wish to be met.

The post was seen by the cousin on United’s player, Jesse Lingard. The winger, alongside Marcus Rashford, Ashley Young and Timothy Fosu-Mensah, visited Lawler three days later and 45 minutes after the visit, he passed on.

Kayleigh’s original post had read, “Please, can everyone share? I’m trying to get a few of Manchester United players to come and visit my grand dad. We asked him the other day if he would like to do anything before his time comes and he said to meet the team. I’ve emailed the MUFC Foundation, but no reply yet!

“And not sure how long we have left with him, so I want to get this as a surprise. He’s a massive fan; even tried his hardest to keep his eyes open yesterday to watch the match, but, sadly, he missed it!
“I know he will be so gutted that he didn’t watch it. I’m sure he will be a very happy man if I can get his last wish

“Thank you to u all. Xxx”

Kayleigh, 27, later thanked the players on the same social media platform.
She described them as “incredibly selfless”.
She wrote, “Top lads, all four of them. Thanks so much to everyone who helped. Sure my grand dad’s over the moon.”
May his soul and the soul of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace

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