#parents | #teensvaping | Rangers fans pay special tribute to Ayden Cochrane after teen lost cystic fibrosis battle

Rangers fans have paid an emotional tribute to a schoolboy who died after losing his battle with cystic fibrosis.

Ayden Cochrane, 13, passed away on January 20, just days after his family won a fight to access a drug that could have saved him from the illness.

Gers supporters at Ibrox took to their feet on the 13th minute to applaud the passing of the youngster who was a huge fan of the Govan club.

The Union Bears in the Broomloan Stand erected a banner during the applause that read, ‘Rest Easy Ayden’.

Ally McCoist paid tribute to the 13-year-old on his Instagram

Former Rangers striker Ally McCoist also paid tribute to the Johnstone native by posting on his Instagram that he would be thinking of Ayden while watching the game against St Mirren.

He posted: “I’m in London tonight but will be thinking of this one and joining in the minute’s applause from afar. Rest in peace wee man.”

Ayden and his family were given new hope when he was granted a drug (Trikafta), despite it not being licensed in Europe and or available on the NHS.

He had begged drugs firm Vertex to be granted the medicine on compassionate grounds.

Ayden was visited by members of the first team and backroom staff. From left to right: Ryan Jack, James Tavernier, Alfredo Morelos, Ayden, Andy Halliday, Tom Culshaw and Gary McAllister

After his condition deteriorated on Sunday doctors placed Ayden on a ventilator, a day after he was given the news he would be offered the drug.

He sadly passed away as a result of his illness.

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