A SERIOUSLY ill Hartlepool teenager had the best day of her life when she got to meet the world’s biggest boyband and her favourite member accepted a marriage proposal.
Sixteen-year-old Ellie-Mae Morgan, who is battling a rare debilitating brain condition, got to watch One Direction in concert at London’s Wembley Stadium and have her picture taken with the boys.
And during a question and answer session she cheekily proposed to 1D’s Liam Payne who said ‘yes’.
He even suggested he would hire Buckingham Palace for the occasion.
The memorable occasion was made possible thanks to the Rays of Sunshine children’s charity which grants wishes to children who are living with serious or life-threatening illnesses.
Ellie-Mae’s mum Sam Carter said: “Ellie had just the best day ever. She didn’t stop smiling.” An old friend of Sam’s recommended Ellie-Mae for a wish to Rays of Sunshine.
Ellie-Mae made the journey to London with mum Sam and sister Aimee Humphries, 26.
Her marriage proposal to Liam was filmed by Aimee during the Q&A session with around 30 sick youngsters.
She read out the question and said: “Ellie would like to know whether Liam is available for marriage?”
Liam replied: “I am currently available for marriage. I will see you tomorrow.”
When Ellie-Mae indicated she would like a big wedding, Liam said: “We’ll have it at Buckingham Palace.”
Sam, who is Ellie-Mae’s full-time carer, added: “They are all really lovely boys and just normal lads.
“They were very, very kind to take time out on the last night of their tour.
“Ellie normally has problems going to sleep but that night had a great night’s sleep.”
Ellie-Mae, of the Elwick Road area of Hartlepool, is one of only about 100 young people in the UK with Juvenile Huntington’s Disease, an inherited condition for which there is no cure.
It attacks the nerve cells in the brain leading to a gradual loss of function of speech and movement.
Ellie-Mae was recently given botox injections at the Royal Victoria Infirmary Hospital in Newcastle to ease the stiffness in her joints.