Liverpool fans ‘break out’ mum in hospital with cancer so she can watch Champions League
Tracey Naughton was diagnosed with cancer in 2020 but was told the devastating news on Friday that the cancer had spread to her brain – but that hasn’t stopped her from watching the finale with her family
Image: Tracey Naughton/Liverpool Echo)
A mother being treated for stage four cancer was ‘broken out’ of hospital by her children to watch the Champions League final.
Tracey Naughton, 55, was diagnosed with cancer early in lockdown in 2020 but was told the devastating news on Friday that the cancer had spread to her brain.
But the mother of 13-year-old twins George and Tilly isn’t letting that stop her from watching the Reds take on Real Madrid tonight with all her family. This is reported by the Liverpool Echo.
The big LFC fan from Nuneaton said it would take a bit of “negotiation with the doctors” to convince them to let them go home. She told them it was for a “very special occasion”.
Tracey Naughton/Liverpool Echo)
Tracey said: “The last two years have been tough for us and the kids so most of the time we’ve put off seeing the boys in red. It’s a big family party.
“We received even more devastating news as I was rushed to hospital yesterday to find that the cancer had indeed spread to my brain.
“So this might be the last time we all get together and look at this, so go full blast. I had to negotiate a bit with the doctors and told them that I have a very special event that I have to attend.
“I didn’t elaborate much more until we got into the corridor and walked down the corridor.”
Tracey’s partner Amanda Dockerty shared a video on social media of the family “freeing” Tracey from the hospital. In the video, one of Tracey and Amanda’s children can be heard saying: “We’re escaping the hospital for the Champions League final.
Holding an LFC banner as it rolled out, Tracey said in the clip: “The kids are getting me out of the hospital for a few hours.
“There is no way stage four cancer is going to stop us from watching the game together tonight. Come on you Reds.”
Tracey will celebrate with Amanda, George and Tilly and other family members who traveled to their house to watch the big game.
She predicted that LFC will win either 3-1 or 3-2. Liverpool meet Real Madrid in the Champions League final tonight as Jurgen Klopp’s side look to secure the treble.
The Reds have already clinched a domestic cup double this season – and are looking to bounce back at Real Madrid after losing 3-1 in Kyiv in 2018.
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