The most devastating news came when I met my heroes. I support the football (soccer) team Liverpool, and was once lucky enough to get in the tunnel when the players were leaving the stadium to their bus (after a match against Blackburn). I got everyones signature on a programme. Owen, Gerrard (I touched his thumb!), Carra etc... even Houllier and Evans who were co-managing at the time. I was so happy.
My mum took the programme saying she would frame it and we could put it up in my room.... she promptly lost it. I was distraught.