ABERDEEN Football Club are “on the case” to fulfil the dream of a terminally ill cancer patient.
Michael McCartney, 51, was diagnosed with a brain tumour five years ago.
He has received radiotherapy and chemotherapy treatments, but around four months ago he was told his cancer was now terminal.
Michael’s wife and carer, Pauline, 52, said: “Everyone’s devastated, everyone adores him.
“We were told he had months to live so the kids sat down with him and asked if there was anything he would like to do.”
For the dad-of-four and lifelong Dons fan there was only one answer – to see one last game sitting in a box at Pittodrie.
Daughter, Nicole Dunlop, 24, then sprung into action by putting out a plea on Facebook to see if anyone could help.
She was inundated with responses and well wishers and even had people offering a box for him and his friends.
But it was a comment from Dons legend and Evening Express columnist Joe Harper which meant the most to Michael.
Pauline said: “Joe Harper left a comment saying it was getting sorted and he was looking forward to having a chat – it left him in tears.
“He’s not really been able to go to games since the tumour diagnosis, his last match was against Celtic in November.”
Now the family have been approached by Aberdeen Football Club (AFC) who have said: “We’re on the case.”
Pauline said if Michael’s wish is fulfilled he will probably take friends from his hometown of Peterhead, his brother and Nicole.
She added: “We’re absolutely overwhelmed it’s just amazing, there’s a lot of bad things happening in the world so to see things like this is just amazing.
“Aberdeen have been in touch and they’re going to help, we didn’t expect anything like this so it’s great.
“We’ve had a lot of offers as well but to have an official one is great.”