Bailey Delaney treats his grandfather John Dwyer to a visit from Geelong’s Daniel Menzel (left) and Brad Ottens, with a surprise appearance by Collingwood’s Nick Maxwell (right).YOUNG cancer patient Bailey Delaney has used a special wish to put a smile on the face of his beloved grandfather.
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At a function organised by the Geelong Over 60s Cricket Club on Wednesday night Bailey, 7, used a wish granted by the club to let his grandfather ‘Grumpy’ John Dwyer, a diehard Geelong AFL supporter, meet the Cats’ Daniel Menzel and Brad Ottens.

But the tables were turned on young Bailey, of Curdievale, when the cricket club arranged a surprise visit from Collingwood captain Nick Maxwell.

The young Magpie supporter was presented with a Collingwood jumper with the name ‘Delaney’ emblazoned on the back.

Bailey has been diagnosed with a rare soft-tissue cancer extending into his bone marrow, known as advanced alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma.

Convenor Ross Price said Mr Dwyer had been thrilled with the surprise from his grandson and described the act as selfless.

“It’s wonderful to think that this boy would think of other people all the time,” he said.

“It was a wonderful night.

“Each cricketer brought a small present for Bailey. We ended up with 40 presents.

“Bailey’s parents said they would give the presents to the other children at the Peter MacCallum cancer centre.”

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