Here is another feel good story out of the NRL and this one comes from the South Sydney Rabbitohs.
Coogee local and Rabbitohs tragic Kel Solomon has lung cancer and isn’t long for this world but that didn’t stop Kel’s ‘niece’ Ava asking young South Sydney rake Cameron McInnes to visit the ailing fan.
The request came at a fundraiser earlier this month at South Coogee Public School where McInnes had agreed to be dunked in water – all for a good cause.
“She went up right up to him and asked if he could visit her ‘uncle Kel’ who was very sick,” Ava’s mum Damien told The Southern Courier.
“To his credit he agreed on the spot, and when he called me the next morning we were blown away.
“Kel is not related to us but we call him uncle.
“My husband travels a lot and Kel was my right hand man raising the girls.
“He has always been a battler – we used to pay him a bit to look after the my two girls and pick them up and drop them off, and he has been a huge part of their lives.”
McInnes met with Kel and presented him with a Souths jersey signed by the first grade squad.
“Kel was so touched he said it was one of the best things that has ever happened to him,” Mrs. Smith continued.
“He doesn’t have a lot of time left and it brought a tear to my eye to see him so happy.
“I cannot speak more highly of this young man, and with all the crap that’s going on in the world this has restored my perception of humanity.”
Picture courtesy: Carly Earl