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01/21/2015 05:01 pm ET

Patriots Owner Makes Game Special For Fan With Terminal Cancer

Tom Brady had a great game trouncing the Colts on Sunday, but it was extra special for Cathy Nichols.

Just days before Sunday's AFC Championship, the 59-year-old special education teacher from Fayette, Maine was diagnosed with terminal cancer, leading her to believe she was unlikely to see her favorite team, the Patriots, play again.

But as Maine's CBS13 reports, two of Nichols' coworkers at Spruce Mountain High School had a trick play of their own. The pair contacted the station on Friday in search of tickets to a playoff game for their friend, and the station forwarded Nichols' story to the Patriots.

Nichols didn't just wind up with tickets to the game, according to ABC News: Patriots owner Robert Kraft gave her two seats in his family's box and also provided field passes.

“My son and I are super fans and when I got the diagnosis, I told him we probably weren’t going to get to go to many more games,” Nichols told ABC. “Now, not only did I get to see them play, but I was at a playoff game; it was just unbelievable.”

She said that Kraft also called her personally to thank her for being a fan, telling her he hoped the team would get her a win -- they did, 45-7 -- "and that "it's super fans like us keep them going,” she told CBS13.

Nichols, left, at the game with her son.

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