Updated: Monday, 24 Sep 2012, 11:14 AM EDT
Published : Monday, 24 Sep 2012, 11:14 AM EDT
INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - One of the Colts’ biggest fans had one of his wishes come true Sunday.
Danny Webber was a special guest of the Colts.
For Danny, Sunday was his first game in the new stadium and potentially the last game he will see – he has terminal cancer.
When the Colts heard his story they made a special invite.
Webber has been a Colts fan attending games since the RCA Dome. Sunday’s game was different for two reasons.
The Colts game against the Jaguars was his first time in Lucas Oil Stadium and he says it will be his last game.
The 74-year-old is battling terminal cancer that just last week moved to his spleen. He is on oxygen. With his nurse Sunday he was all smiles. Webber held a sign that said “My lucky day.” He waved and gave two thumbs up.
Players met with Webber, saying it was an honor to meet him and that he is an inspiration to all of them.
A resident at Heritage House in Greensburg, their Dreams program donated tickets.
When the Colts heard of his story and dying wish, they upgraded Webber to VIP seats and a few new friends.
Webber was greeted by players and Coach Chuck Pagano. Andrew Luck handed him a signed football that said “To Danny – Thanks for the support. Go Colts – Andrew Luck.”
Tears of joy filled Webber’s eyes. After taking a moment to compose himself, he continued with all smiles and was given a special pin for being a fan for so many years.
“When he saw Andrew Luck those were tears of joy but sometimes he gets tearful because of his situation,” Webber’s nurse, Carole Adams said.
“He was bouncing off the walls this morning which is really good for him because he had a couple of bad days,” Adams said.
The fan admits “only God knows” when it is his time, but he knows this will be his final game.
“That's the thing, you never know when your last day is and it's taking those moments and cherishing everyday and it could be your last no matter if you have a terminal disease or not,” Activities Director at Heritage House Myranda Hartwell said.
Webber danced and smiled and gave one final dance in tribute to the team he has spent a lifetime supporting.
“It’s really good to see dreams come true,” Hartwell said. “No matter how old you are, you have dreams.”
Webber says people underestimate Andrew Luck, that he is a true leader like Peyton Manning.
He is a retired Navy veteran who has been married for 39 years. He has five children.