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Terminally-ill boy meets heroes after becoming match-day mascot for Inverness Caledonian Thistle at game against Partick Thistle

By Alasdair Fraser

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LITTLE Reece Mitchell was thrilled to meet his heroes on Saturday as special guest of Caley Thistle.

The terminally-ill six-year-old took a proud bow as match-day mascot before the tussle with Partick Thistle and even defeat couldn’t dampen his day.

Mum Donna Mitchell, also given the red carpet treatment by commercial manager Jim Oliver and his staff, said: “It was an absolutely amazing day.

“With Reece’s condition, you can never predict how he will be, but Caley Thistle thought of everything. Reece was in great form and stayed the whole match.

“Jim Oliver went above and beyond to make sure everything was perfect and David Balfour, who showed us around the stadium, was brilliant.”

Reece, who has a rare form of the neurological disorder Batten disease, met the players and management team while touring the stadium.

Mrs Mitchell added: “Every memory we make with Reece is special, but this was a dream come true for him.”

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