It's a story which has warmed the hearts of AFLW fans on social media with a community favourite getting the chance to attend the 2019 Grand Final.
Fearn, or Fearny Fearn as she goes by on social media site Twitter, is an avid AFLW supporter, especially of the Collingwood Magpies.
The 33-year-old from the Mornington Peninsula was a diehard AFL Collingwood supporter as a little girl. She had watched women's exhibitions matches on TV and was interested but life changed in 2012 when she was the victim of a home invasion.
"After being the victim of a home invasion in late 2012 that left me with P.T.S.D and too afraid to leave my house alone at night I was confined to not going anywhere, this was when I realized I was suffering depression," Fearn told The Women's Game.
Four years on, the Pies received an AFLW license and a friend invited her to the sides first training session.
"I liked what I saw and after the training session Alicia Eva came up to me introduced herself, asked what I thought of the session and why I was there," she said.
"I said I liked what I saw and that I'd had always been a passion Collingwood supporter and wanted to check out the new AFLW team.
"I loved it that much that I was hungry for more, so I went along to a lot more training sessions getting to know more of the girls and eventually going to the inaugural 2017 season games."
Fearn would go on to become a foundation member and was (still is) a player sponsor of Steph Chiocci.
I’d just like to take the time to acknowledge Fearny Fearn, our number 1 fan and my personal sponsor for the past few seasons. Fearn rarely misses a training session and is always on the sidelines at our games cheering our girls on (even got some serious air time this season!) What’s even more impressive is that it takes Fearn an hour and a half to get to training... that’s a 3 hour round trip! From all at the Pies and from me personally; thank you Fearny. Your support of us and AFLW in general is much appreciated ☺️ #FearnyFearn #Number1Fan #FOREVER @magpie_sister_fearny_fearn172
She continued her love for women's footy by going to watch the Victoria Football League (VFLW) as she wanted to support of the Pies players, who were spread across four different teams in the competition.
"I've found the AFLW/VFLW community such a great place to be in, I look up to my Pies girls as magpie sisters and I've been known as their number one fan since the start," Fearn said.
It's not just the Pies she supports but also North Melbourne and GWS Giants, with a few of the inaugural Magpies players now at those clubs.
Her passion hasn't gone unnoticed by the AFLW community.
After the Adelaide Crows won the preliminary final against Geelong, it meant that Carlton would have to hit the road to the South Australian capital. Plans were starting to be made through fans, not just those who support the Blues, on Twitter to get to Adelaide by bus.
However, Fearn knew she couldn't afford to go due to her financial situation.
Freelance journalist Kate O'Halloran suggested that a GoFundMe is set up to help Fearn and tagged women's footy pioneer Susan Alberti to see what to do next.
All organized. Ring my office. You deserve to be there. Go AFLW— Susan Alberti AC (@SusanAlberti1) March 25, 2019
It left Fearn lost for words.
"The feeling when I found out Susan Alberti organised and paid for me to fly there and back left me overwhelmed and lost for words," she said.
"I honestly can't thank her enough such a beautiful lady who I have a lot of respect for and love dearly.
"She said I deserved to be there because of my passion and huge support of AFLW."
Not enough tweet characters to tweet what I have to say from my heart! There r not enough Words to say or express my biggest thank you to such a beautiful person!! ❤❤🌷🌷 @SusanAlberti1 pic.twitter.com/3PBsGBXvgd— Fearny Fearn ⚫⚪ 🌈🦄 I ❤ AFLW & VFLW (@fearnymagpie85) March 25, 2019
The AFLW Grand Final will take place at Adelaide Oval on Sunday afternoon (March 31) from 12:30pm local time.