A 14-YEAR-OLD boy with a life-limiting illness queued for nearly 14-hours to see his pop idols.
One Direction superfan Callum Evans, who suffers from a rare heart defect and has a life expectancy of only 20-30, travelled to London on Tuesday in a bid to meet the the world’s biggest boy band for the second time.
When the group emerged onto the music scene in 2010 – Callum, of Ryeland Street, Shotton, was granted a wish by the Rays of Sunshine charity to have lunch with the X-Factor sensations.
And this week Callum, along with his mum Ceri Evans, 31, his aunt Samantha, and cousin 11-year-old Louise, joined thousands of fans to get a glimpse of the five band members as they appeared on the red carpet in Leicester Square for the premier of their new film.
Callum, who attends Ysgol Maes Hyfryd in Flint, even managed to get pictures taken with three of the boyband.
Mum Ceri said they had an amazing time.
“It was brilliant,” she said.
“Callum really loved it. He was a bit upset because he didn’t get a picture with Harry, but Niall is his favourite and he managed to get a picture with him and Zayn and Louis.”
Callum was born with the rare hypoplastic left heart syndrome – a life-limited heart condition where the left ventricle of the heart is severely underdeveloped.
Ceri has been told her son has a life expectancy of only 20 or 30.
“Through the years I have learnt to deal with it and come to terms with it,” said Ceri.
“We just have to live everyday as it comes and this is why I try my best to take him to things like this. Callum is a massive fan.
“Everything is One Direction - from his duvet cover to his school bag, to everything.
“He is also a massive X Factor fan.
“He role-plays Dermot O’Leary at home every day – I have to pretend to be the judges.
“We also met Simon Cowell. He came over to Callum and shook his hand.”
Ceri said there were thousands of people at the premiere and that they queued up from 7am to 8.30pm.
“We didn’t see them until about 6.15pm,” she said