My Special Day: Catch up with all five episodes from the second series

Last Updated: 01/01/14 4:15pm

The second series of My Special Day saw five brave youngsters get the chance to meet their sporting heroes - giving all a day they'll never forget.

In Episode 1, Lewis Marshall had his dream come true as he met the England football team - and watch them play at Wembley.

Lewis, who suffers from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, was welcomed by England manager Roy Hodgson and England captain Steven Gerrard and after speaking to their pair, Lewis watched England's training session at Arsenal's London Colney complex.

Once the session was over, Lewis met his hero Wayne Rooney, who presented him with an England shirt signed by the whole team.

Wayne then asked Lewis if he would like to be his mascot for the England v Germany game at Wembley the following evening.

Spin forward 24 hours and Lewis was at Wembley meeting the entire England squad, who happily posed for photos and signed autographs.

Lewis then went with the squad to the dressing room for a behind-the-scenes tour and had a front row seat for Roy and Steven's pre-match press conference as the pair looked ahead to the game.

The following day, Lewis - accompanied by Rooney - walked out onto the Wembley pitch as England mascot for the England v Germany game celebrating the FA's 150th Anniversary.

The second My Special Day of the series saw 17-year-old boxer Tyler White spend a couple of days with a certain Mr Carl Froch - culminating in ringside seats for Froch's fight with George Groves.

Tyler, who also has his own blogspot www.twhite95.blogspot.co.uk told us his own story:

"I arrived at Sky Studios to be told by my coach, Andre, that Ryan - my best friend and fellow boxer - and I were going on a tour around the complex.

"I thought that was awesome - and it got even more awesome when I realised Carl Froch and George Groves were filming 'Ringside' - but I wasn't expecting what happened next...

"I opened the door and there he was: the WBO and IBF World Champion - Carl 'The Cobra' Froch!

"He knew all about me and my story - he told me I was going to be watching the filming of Ringside and that I would be ringside for The Cobra's world title defence. Suddenly an awful year looked to have a bright ending.

"Five years ago I lost my dad to Hodgkins Lymphoma - a cancer of the white blood cells. After my dad's death I started boxing, it was really a release of anger, but also to make him proud.

"After a successful start (4-0-0) I was told that I too, had Hodgkins Lymphoma - in February of 2013. I began four months of intensive chemotherapy and then a further two months of radiotherapy - it was a real, tough time.

"Thankfully, I came through and I'm now in remission - I found out just before the Froch v Groves fight - but my dream of becoming a world champion was the one thing I never lost sight of."

Alicia Armstrong was the star of episode three - the 12-year-old triathlete, who has Acute Myeloid Leukaemia - spent the day training with Olympic heptathlon champion Jess Ennis-Hill. Alicia's mum Maria told her story.

"Since being diagnosed in May 2012, a week before her 11th birthday, Alicia has demonstrated such strength, resilience and courage.

"Alicia's treatment and having a bone marrow transplant left her very physically weak but Alicia was determined that she would return to her sport and set herself a goal that she wanted to do one triathlon this season.

"When I received the phone call to let me know that Alicia was going to meet and train with Jessica, I was bursting with excitement. To meet your sporting hero is a dream most people never get to experience. The day itself was a magical day for Alicia. Jessica, the nation's sweetheart, showed us in real life the reason we all admire her so much. She is so successful, talented, competitive but at the same time so friendly and down to earth.

"All that Jessica has achieved demonstrates hard work and self-discipline, qualities that are so important to teach children, making her a wonderful role model for young girls."

Christmas Day's show saw football-mad Oran Tully meet his idol John Terry and the rest of the Chelsea squad.

The 14-year-old from Skerries, near Dublin, has been in and out of hospital for most of his life with a rare stomach problem and an operation five years ago lead to life-threatening bowel failure.

Oran spent a year-and-a-half in a wheelchair but football - and his beloved Blues - kept him going.

One afternoon in November his dream became reality when he arrived home from school to be greeted by the Sky Sports cameras - and a special video message from Terry.

The Blues skipper invited him to Stamford Bridge for the Champions League visit of Schalke before heading to the dugout to meet the team, boss Jose Mourinho and even owner Roman Abramovich.

The next day Oran returned to the Bridge for a kickabout with Terry, whose recovery from injury in the 2007 League Cup final in time to join in with the celebrations inspired the teenager during his health battle.

"If I didn't have football there'd be no me," Oran, who got to lift the Champions League and Europa League trophies, said. "The buzz I get from watching Chelsea and when Chelsea win, it makes me feel really, really good.

"John Terry is one of us. He's a fan who made his dream come true by playing for Chelsea."

Morgan Gwatkin was the star of the final My Special Day of 2013 - the 13-year-old F1 fan spent the day with McLaren and his hero, Jenson Button.

Morgan suffers from pulmonary surfactant metabolism dysfunction, a life-limiting condition, which is causing his lungs to deteriorate. He currently has 20% lung functionality, and may need a double-lung heart transplant in the future.

He was welcomed by McLaren Team Principal Martin Whitmarsh and given a unique behind the scenes tour of the facility.

From the trophy cabinet, to the areas where the team's F1 cars are made, Morgan was given an access-all-areas pass - going where the cameras couldn't - that even included a first glance at new 2014 McLaren driver, Kevin Magnussen, practicing in the simulator.

Morgan then spent the afternoon with his hero, Jenson Button, who showed him round his own 2013 F1 car.

Jenson told My Special Day: "It was wicked to meet Morgan. I think it's all been a whirlwind for him. He was told last night that he had the chance to come to McLaren and I must say, this place is amazing, especially for Morgan, because he knows so much about the sport!

''It's really nice to see a big smile on his face. Great to see him here and I really hope he's had a very special day.''