Terminally ill 21-year-old ticks off bucket list wish by meeting England Women's star Chloe Kelly
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Chloe Kelly helped a terminally-ill England Women's fan tick off something on her bucket list, by delivering the 21-year-old a signed shirt from the Lionesses.
Kelly became an instant hero when she scored the winning goal in the final of Euro 2022, ending 56 years of English failure to win a major international trophy in football.
The 24-year-old forward's goal allowed the country to sigh in unison at the relief of winning the final, after the men had failed against Italy a year earlier, also at Wembley.
Kelly's celebration, whipping off her shirt, was iconic and her decision to run off from a television interview to join her teammates singing 'Sweet Caroline' only endeared the Manchester City star to the public even more.
Now she has solidified her place in the hearts of many, by helping terminally-ill Laura Nuttall fulfil one of the wishes on her bucket list.
Nuttall, who suffers from brain tumours, wanted to meet the winning Euros team, and UNILAD as part of LADbible TV have given her that chance, with Kelly delivering a signed shirt from the team to the 21-year-old, as you can see in the video below.
Nuttall revealed that she'd started the bucket list of all the things she'd wanted to do, after being told about her terminal illness.
She has had the chance to visit New York and go on safari in South Africa since her diagnosis, as well as riding a number of different vehicles, including HGVs, a monster truck, a London Underground train and even a tank.
She also got to go fishing with comedy duo Bob Mortimer and Paul Whitehouse on top of this in a nod to their hit BBC show Gone Fishing.
Former first lady Michelle Obama is another of Laura's heroes who she has managed to meet from her bucket list, and now Kelly is the latest.
UNILAD surprised her by organising for a guest appearance from the City forward during an interview in their 'Minutes With' series, first showing a video of England No.1 Mary Earps with a signed shirt.
The Manchester United goalkeeper said the team unfortunately couldn't present it, as at the time Sarina Wiegman's team were getting ready for their latest internationals.
However, Kelly then arrived to hand over the signed shirt, much to Laura's absolute shock and delight.
Laura was at both the Euro finals at Wembley, with the men losing to Italy in 2021 and the women defeating Germany a year later.
She joked with Kelly that the latter game was better, something that all of us can probably agree on, especially considering the end result.
"I think it's just an inspiration for all of us, people like Laura," Kelly told her very excited fan.
"And when we're on the pitch I think we try and go out there and inspire so many people, and to bring this shirt today, I think it means so much to me and also all the girls.
"People like you, that inspires us to be better every day. But on the pitch, I hope we put smiles on faces, like we did this summer, and plenty more to come."
Chloe also invited Laura to the recent Manchester derby at the Etihad Stadium, with Manchester United drawing 1-1 with neighbours City.
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