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This Athlete Rushed To The Bedside Of A Dying Fan With "Roughly Four Hours To Live"

Former professional rugby league player Beau Ryan answered the call.

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A young Australian woman with "roughly four hours to live" has had her dying wish granted after former rugby league player Beau Ryan responded to a Facebook callout and arrived at her bedside two hours after replying that he was on his way.

After 22-year-old Kia Lettice, who has ovarian cancer, was told she had four hours to live, her friend Mahalia Murphy, an Australian Rugby Sevens star, put out an urgent request on Facebook to ask if anyone could put them in contact with the former Wests Tigers and Sharks winger.

Amazingly, Ryan responded from his own Facebook account after the post was shared hundreds of times, telling Murphy he was "two hours away" from the Prince of Wales hospital and would be there soon.

A few hours later Murphy updated her Facebook account with a picture of Lettice and Ryan.

The photos have been shared hundreds of times, generating thousands of likes and comments.

How good is this by Beau Ryan!! Not all heroes wear capes 🙌🏻 @therealbeauryan

Brad Esposito is a news reporter for BuzzFeed and is based in Sydney, Australia.

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