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Ed Sheeran Accepts Seriously Ill Fan's 'Marriage Proposal'

03/11/2014 10:46 | Updated 20 May 2015

Ed Sheeran accepts seriously ill fan's 'marriage proposal'

Ed Sheeran made a severely ill super-fan's dream come true when he accepted her emotional 'marriage proposal'.

Singer Ed met 19-year-old Katie Papworth, who has an aggressive form of brain cancer which has robbed her of her sight, at one of his concerts.

Katie attended the chart star's gig at Glasgow's SSE Hydro arena last week - wearing her favourite Mrs Ed Sheeran T-shirt.

And moments before Ed went on stage, Katie got to meet her idol and offered him a ring, asking if she could be Mrs Sheeran – which the singer gladly accepted.

Katie, from Bearsden, near Glasgow, also gave Ed a picture she painted of a Lego house, in tribute to one of his hits.

Ed signed a copy of it she'd made to keep for herself, writing: "Dear Katie, lovely to finally meet my wife."

Katie's mum Trish said: "Katie took the picture of the lego house she'd made and gave Ed a ring with an infinity symbol. Ed loved her artwork and asked if he could keep it for his wall.

"When she presented the ring he smiled and said, 'I suppose I should say yes. OK.'

"He made it really special for her and she's since said she needs to think about bridesmaids."

Katie said: "We haven't set the date yet, but it's not official because we haven't been in a church."

Katie was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2006 but intensive therapy sent it into remission for five years.

Three years ago, the cancer returned to her spine. Katie was keen on art and attended classes at Project Ability until she lost her sight through the disease two weeks ago.

After she created a 'wish list' a few months ago, Trish got in touch with Ed's management, who arranged for the singer to send her a video message from the US, where he was on tour.

Trish contacted Les Hoey's Dreammaker Foundation to see if they could help Katie to meet him.

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