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Manly Warringah Sea Eagles half-back Daly Cherry Evans took time out on his game day preparation this morning to help make a special wish come true.

Through the great people at Make-A-Wish Australia, 11-year-old Mia - diagnosed with a type of soft tissue cancer-  had her wish granted of meeting her beloved Manly Sea Eagles.

She flew to Sydney from the Gold Coast for her wish with her family – Mum, Christie, dad Brad and brother Kahn, aged 8.

For more than 90 minutes, Cherry-Evans and injured team-mate Brenton Lawrence met with the family and presented them with Sea Eagles merchandise and VIP tickets to tonight’s match against Wests Tigers at Brookvale Oval. 

It was a lovely gesture by 'DCE' to do this on the day of the game after playing for Queesland on the second Origin match on Wednesday night.

"Mia is a beauitful young girl who loves her Sea Eagles,'' Cherry-Evans said.

"She has been through some tough times but her courage and strength keeps her going. I hope she enjoys the game tonight and it was a pleasure to spend time with her this morning.

Make-A-Wish Australia has been around since 1985, and has granted over 8000 wishes.

The wishes give kids hope for the future, strength to face the challenges of their illness, and joy from their incredible wish experience.