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When Frankie met...Frank

PUBLISHED: 11:42 01 April 2010 | UPDATED: 17:45 25 August 2010

AN 11-year-old Chelsea fan who is now in remission from a rare form of cancer has met with star players from his beloved football team.

AN 11-year-old Chelsea fan who is now in remission from a rare form of cancer has met with star players from his beloved football team.

Frankie Holmes, from Welling, visited Stamford Bridge last Saturday to watch Chelsea win 7-1 over Aston Villa.

The young football fan, who met with his hero Frank Lampard, was nominated as one of Cancer Research UK's Little Stars, celebrating the courage of children who have been diagnosed with the condition.

He was diagnosed with embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma in February 2008 and underwent months of chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatment and is now in remission.

Frankie said: "It was the best day ever, the best part was meeting the players after the game, especially John Terry and Frank Lampard.

"It was fantastic to see Chelsea win and score a brilliant seven goals."

As part of the special day out organised by Chelsea, Frankie and his parents Darren and Barbara watched the game from the players lounge and met all of the squad in the tunnel after the game, including Didier Drogba and captain John Terry, and even Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich.

Frankie's mum Barbara said: "The whole day was absolutely brilliant and we cannot thank Chelsea FC and Cancer Research UK enough for such a wonderful day.

"We were absolutely thrilled that Frankie was given the opportunity to meet his favourite players Frank Lampard and John Terry as well as the rest of the squad.


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