Chelsea captain John Terry has penned a touching tribute to a young Blues fan who sadly passed away after a battle with terminal illness.
The young Chelsea supporter - named Oscar - met Terry and his Stamford Bridge team-mates after doctors said he had just three months left to live. The youngster incredibly proved them wrong and lived for another 14 months.
The former England captain stayed in contact with Oscar, who he called his 'little mate' throughout his battle and met up with his father on Friday.
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The young boy tragically passed away 14 months ago, but he has left a mark on Terry and the Chelsea legend posted a lovely message on his personal Instagram account.
Accompanied with a photo of framed pictures of Terry and Oscar, the 35-year-old wrote: "We get many visits from terminally ill children down at the training ground and today I had a visit from Matt, the father of Oscar a young boy who very sadly passed away 18 months ago.
"His last wish was to come and watch Chelsea train and doctors had said he only had 3 months to live, we had a great day and made some amazing memories.
"Matt very kindly gave me some framed pictures today and we cried, laughed and reminisced of the great memories."
"Oscar became my little mate and we stayed in contact texting and talking, his dad told me that night his mum put her boy to sleep and Oscar said to his mum 'I wish I could be happy like this every day'.
"Oscar carried on fighting and lived for another 14 months, Matt told me today that I and Chelsea had a huge part in making his dreams come true.
"Matt very kindly gave me some framed pictures today and we cried, laughed and reminisced of the great memories.
"Thanks Matt and RIP my little mate, I know your (sic) watching every game and cheering on the Chels. We miss you."
Terry has had his fair share of critics over the years, but there is no denying he played a huge role in the life of this young fan and his family.
His antics on and off the field have landed him in hot water and generated a reputation that sees him targetted by opposition supporters.
But in the world of Chelsea fans, he could not be held higher esteem and stories like this will only continue to shine a brighter light on John Terry.
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