I had to share this with you to sign off 2013 after watching it on Sky Sports last night and I was left very touched by how professional footballers can make a real difference to the life of a very special young man. Courtesy of Sky Sports News, Football-mad Oran Tully met his idol John Terry and the rest of the Chelsea squad during a festive edition of My Special Day.
The 14-year-old from Skerries, near Dublin, has been in and out of hospital for most of his life with a rare stomach problem and an operation five years ago lead to life-threatening bowel failure.
Oran spent a year-and-a-half in a wheelchair but football – and his beloved Blues – kept him going.
One afternoon in November his dream became reality when he arrived home from school to be greeted by the Sky Sports cameras – and a special video message from Terry.
The Blues skipper invited him to Stamford Bridge for the Champions League visit of Schalke and there Oran’s Special Day truly began.
Watch the video from Oran’s special day at his beloved Chelsea FC below.
Catch all of Oran Tully’s My Special Day with John Terry at the official Sky Sports news article plus view it On Demand or via the Sky Sports ipad app.