THE friend of a teenager who died after a tragic car accident is appealing for Gerry Cinnamon to dedicate one of his most popular songs in her memory.
Lana Maddison, 19, sustained serious injuries after a car she was a passenger in crashed into a tree on Sunday, November 28, 2021.
She sadly passed away at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle days later on December 3.
Lana, from Cumbria, was a massive fan of Glasgow's Gerry Cinnamon and had tickets for his show at Hampden Park on July 17.
Her friend Danika Teasdale, 20, has appealed to the singer-songwriter to dedicate his song "Belter" to Lana during the concert at the Southside stadium.
Lana's mum Lisa and best friend Lucy, will both be attending the gig next month, as well as Danika and her friend Shannon.
Danika said: "Lana absolutely loved Gerry Cinnamon, she had been to see him live, he was always on in the car.
"'Belter' was the song everyone walked out to at her funeral, and we all clapped, and it was really nice. Yeah, she was a very big fan of him.
"I found out the week before that she had been in the crash. I was in disbelief at first.
"We had so much hope because she was in intensive care for the week and she got transferred to Newcastle and we all thought 'great, she’ll pull through' and on the Friday she sadly passed away.
"It was really, really hard to come to terms with.
"It would just mean the absolute world if Belter was played in her memory. I just can’t put into words how much it would mean to us all."
A tweet posted by Danika, that she hopes Gerry will see, has gone viral, attracting more than 6,600 likes and nearly 800 retweets.
hi @GerryCinnamon one my best friends passed after a car accident in december last year she had tickets to go to hampden park on the 17th her funeral song was belter and it would mean the world and more if you could dedicate the song to her and her mum that’s going in her place
— ᗪᗩᑎïKᗩ (@DanikaTeasdale) June 8, 2022
She also shared a video of Lana singing along to the well-known tune.