An Aussie cancer fighter whose final wish was to meet her hero, former NRL star Beau Ryan, has died peacefully in a Sydney hospital overnight.
New South Wales woman Kia Lettice, 22, had been fighting Metastatic gastric ovarian cancer for eight months.
Her family and friends were around her when she died.
“It saddens me to announce that Kia Louise Lettice, my beautiful angel has passed, has passed peacefully in her sleep at Prince of Wales Hospital with loved ones around,” her mother Patti posted on Facebook last night.
League and TV personality Beau Ryan visits Kia Lettice (middle), who is in hospital with friend Mahalia Murphy (right).
Source: Facebook/Mahalia Murphy
Kia’s one wish was to meet former NRL star Beau Ryan. He fulfilled that request on Wednesday last week when he rushed to her hospital bed to visit her.
Kia’s friend, Mahalia Murphy, sent out a Facebook plea last Wednesday asking for her one wish to come true.
“Any assistance to boost my friend up? She is currently in Prince of Wales Hospital and has roughly four hours to live as she’s fighting cancer,” Ms Murphy, a rugby sevens player, wrote.
“She wants Greg Inglis or Beau Ryan to come see her. If everyone can share this or get in contact for me this would be much appreciated.”
Beau Ryan visits Kia Lettice, who is in a Sydney Hospital with ovarian cancer.
Source: Facebook/Beau Ryan
In less than one hour, Ryan replied to the post saying he was on his way and asked his fan to “stay strong”.
“Leaving Shellharbour now! See you in two hours. Tell her to stay strong,” Ryan wrote.
Two hours later, he arrived and posed for several photos with Kia, her husband and friends.
In one photo, the former Sharks player held Kia’s hand as he kissed on her forehead.