25 Mar Retiring Melbourne Metropolis star Rhali Dobson scores, will get engaged
Melbourne Metropolis striker Rhali Dobson loved the right ship off from football as she celebrated scoring in her closing match by being proposed to by her associate Matt.
Dobson, 28, had introduced that the conflict with Perth Glory would spell the tip for her in football as she can be retiring to assist Matt throughout his radiotherapy after he had lately been recognized with mind most cancers.
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Dobson opened the scoring within the 2-1 win and ran to the nook to have fun with Matt however, when she arrived, he received to 1 knee and requested her to marry him. Dobson mentioned sure and the pair embraced earlier than she then turned again with tears rolling down her cheeks and was mobbed by her teammates.
“Matt and I are very open about every part. He was recognized with mind most cancers six years in the past after a seizure on the soccer subject when he was taking part in,” she instructed Football4cast earlier than the sport.
“He had mind surgical procedure and that was profitable after which he elected to remain on simply having evaluations with oncology after every part went so effectively the primary time. Purely to assist out from a analysis perspective, he is actually good that approach.
“He was having a checkup they usually seen a bit extra exercise in a really small space [of his brain] again in February…Then we received the information two days after I received again down right here to Melbourne that the half that they took out — which they received all of, which is implausible — had transitioned to a grade III mind tumour.
“So, he now begins aggressive radiotherapy till the tip of Could after which he’ll begin aggressive chemotherapy for 12 months.
“We have caught issues exceptionally early, he is on the very optimistic finish of the dimensions due to his age. He had no different indicators or signs, it was for him a routine check-up.
“That is greater than the game. He’s my absolute world.”