Esme fulfils wish by meeting Andy Murray at Wimbledon

Esme was accompanied on her trip to meet Andy Murray by her mother Anne, brother Calum and Annes husband, Dave.
Esme was accompanied on her trip to meet Andy Murray by her mother Anne, brother Calum and Annes husband, Dave.

Andy Murray has helped a dying Kinross-shire girl tick another item off her wish list by inviting her to meet him at Wimbledon.

On Monday night, Esme MacIntyre watched as Murray beat Benjamin Becker in straight sets.

She then spent time chatting to the World No 2, which she described as an “unbelievable” experience.

Esme was accompanied on her visit to SW19 by her mother Anne, brother Calum and Anne’s husband Dave.

Anne said: “I will be for ever grateful to Judy Murray who helped make the visit work so smoothly.

“It was marvellous to be on Centre Court and Andy was such an ordinary, down-to-earth person who chatted away easily.”

Murray said: It was a pleasure to meet Esme and her family and it was great they made the trip down to watch me.

“I wish her and her family all the best.”

To date the family have raised around £25,000 for cancer charities, including the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Esme has an incurable type of malignant brain tumour known as Medulla Blastoma and has set up a Facebook page to raise awareness of the Teenage Cancer Trust.

The 18-year-old has also compiled a list of 37 “adventures” she wants to achieve before she becomes too sick.

Esme, who lives in Kinnesswood, was surprised by six-time Olympic gold medallist Chris Hoy in April after he popped by for tea.

Esme was first diagnosed with cancer in 2006, as she started high school, after suffering sickness and severe headaches.

She underwent brain surgery at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh, which initially left her paralysed.

After returning to school, gaining her standard grades and starting college, she was told last November that the cancer had returned and was now incurable.

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