Rockers Coldplay made a sick young fan's dream come true by meeting her backstage at a recent concert.
The band was touched to learn their track The Scientist helped 18-year-old Crohn's Disease sufferer Amber, who lost her father at the age of nine, through tough times, and she was invited to meet her idols through the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
The teenager told the wish-granting organisation, "(Coldplay's) music helped me get through a lot of questionable and hard times and inspired my artwork. When I listen to their albums my emotions, thoughts and worries escape, helping me keep a positive outlook on life.
"I want to meet Chris, John, Guy and Will to say thank you - if it wasn't for them I don't think I would be the person I am today. I have a passion for what they do; they're amazing and even though they might think that what they do and who they are have no effect on people's lives, they are wrong because they affected my life in a positive way and I am grateful to them for this."
Coldplay presented Amber with a bag of goodies during their meeting and frontman Chris Martin dedicated the band's hit Fix You to the teenager.
Amber added, "Meeting Coldplay was more than I imagined. They were so funny and down-to-earth and it felt like I was meeting up with close friends. 'Thank you' doesn't expresses how thankful and grateful I am towards Make-A-Wish for making my wish come true."