CARE campaigner Amanda Kopel has revealed she longed to hug her husband after winning her four-year fight to stop the under-65s paying for being ill.
Dundee United legend Frank Kopel lost his battle with dementia in 2014, six years after being diagnosed with the disease aged just 59-years-old.
Tomorrow's match programme for Dundee Utd against Dumbarton looks fantastic. What a way to mark the success of the Frank's Law campaign. pic.twitter.com/gAuJWvxigM
— Graeme Strachan (@C_GStrachan) September 8, 2017
The family was forced to pay around £1200 a month to cover the cost of him staying at home as the disease took hold because he was under 65.
Amanda took to the pitch at Tannadice before the Arabs’ draw with Dumbarton yesterday after First Minister Nicola Sturgeon pledged to extend free personal care to under-65s with degenerative conditions.
In an interview with the Sunday Post, she revealed the emotion that overwhelmed her when she heard her battle had been victorious.
Amanda, who lives in Kirriemuir, Angus, said: “Frankie was the only person I wanted. I wanted to turn round and give him a hug, to say, ‘I kept my promise, I never let you down’.”
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