GERRY McCann has said he believes he will one day be reunited with his missing daughter Madeleine.
In an emotional interview to raise awareness of men’s mental health, the Scots-born cardiologist says he still thinks of Madeleine every day and is occasionally haunted by “painful” dreams of her.
He said he and GP wife Kate have gradually forged a “new normality” in the 11 years since their eldest daughter vanished from their apartment during a holiday in Portugal.
The couple, who live in Rothley, Leics, have been forced to adjust to being a “family of four not five” with their twins Sean and Amelie.
Mr McCann said: “There’s never a day goes by when I don’t think of Madeleine and the situation and why it might have happened.
“I do often wonder what it would be like with Madeleine there. They have missed out on having a lovely sister.
“I have dreamt about her including in the last few months but it’s not frequent. They are painful when they happen.
“I certainly believe in heaven right now. I feel we will be reunited at some point.”
Mr McCann gave the rare solo interview on Radio 4 to encourage other men to open up when they are struggling with emotions.
He never thought of counselling but Madeleine’s disappearance left him the “sickest” he had ever been.
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