Retired Australian Rugby League Star Grants Dying Fan's Last Wish
Retired Australian rugby league star Beau Ryan granted the wish of a dying fan as he drove two hours to see her on her deathbed after a Facebook status went viral and the 31 year old answered the call.
An Australian rugby league fan with terminal cancer was given just four hours to live by her doctors. Australian women's rugby sevens player Mahalia Murphy, friends with the girl, posted on Facebook asking for either South Sydney Rabbitohs' star Greg Inglis or retired star Ryan to come and visit her as her dying wish.
The status was quickly shared 211 people and the sharing worked as Ryan saw it and replied to say he was on his way. Two hours after the post the former winger was at the hospital to meet the fan.
It was an incredibly classy thing for Ryan to do and travel the two hours to visit his fan.
Beau Ryan. What a hero.
- Gavin Wilson (@GavWilson) December 6, 2016
I used to work with Beau Ryan at the footy show. He's a top bloke & this iant a publicity stunt, it's completely in his character
- Ben Wallace (@benno_wallace) December 6, 2016
Beau Ryan, take a bow! What a gesture, all at the last minute and without hesitation! Hope in some way it helped!
- Scott Clarke (@My_Vyss) December 6, 2016
Beau Ryan got to the hospital to see that young girl and it's honestly the best thing I've seen in a long while. Bless him
- Whackjob from Wyong (@rabbitohslover) December 6, 2016
Topics: Rugby Union