An Aberdeen lad got a major boost in his battle with cancer when he met his football heroes.
Eight-year-old Fraser Adams, who lives in Braeside Avenue, is currently being treated for acute lymphoblastic leukaemia at Aberdeen’s Royal Children’s Hospital.
Diagnosed in May 2013 he is in the maintenance stage of his treatment and still has another two years to go, however, the primary four pupil has returned to Airyhall Primary full-time and is back playing football again.
The youngster was able to pick up some tips from the top when he was invited to Pittodrie Stadium to meet Dons captain Russell Anderson and vice-captain Mark Reynolds.
Aberdeen Football Club is supporting the charity CLIC Sargent during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and the players learned more about the help its nursing and social work teams are providing for Fraser and his family.
Speaking yesterday, Fraser’s mum Julie Adams said the meeting had put “a big smile” on her son’s face.
Mrs Adams said: “Fraser was chuffed to meet his heroes and we spent the whole afternoon getting autographs and taking photos.
“He’s away back to school today with a big smile on his face to show all the other kids the evidence.
“He really loves football, he’s always out in the garden playing, so meeting the team has really picked him up.”
Throughout September, people across the UK are wearing gold ribbons, holding their own gold events or texting “GOLD” to 70030 to donate £3 to CLIC Sargent.
Holly Taylor, CLIC Sargent’s fundraising manager for the North East of Scotland and Shetland, added: “We’re so pleased the Dons are promoting our going gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month to help us support children like Fraser and their families.”
Find out more at www.clicsargent.org.uk/ccam.