Talk about AWESOME...
Meet Addy. A Make-A-Wish kid who had a dream... and now, that' dream - to be a pop star with her own music video... has come true!
From our friends at Make-A-Wish...
Washington, D.C. (May 5, 2014) – Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic granted the wish of local five-year-old Addy today with the launch of the world premiere of her very own music video. Addy, from Alexandria, Va., is like many little girls her age.
She loves cotton candy, chocolate chip ice cream, sparkles, rainbows, reading and coloring, particularly with pink and purple. Unlike many little girls, however, Addy was diagnosed at age four with stage IV metastatic cancer.
During her long hospital visits, chemotherapy and radiation treatments, Addy would spend hours drawing and, when she felt up for it, practicing her singing and dancing. Addy took inspiration from an array of performances by her favorite musicians on YouTube. When she learned she would be granted a wish by Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic– she asked to be a pop star in a music video, singing “Roar” by her favorite artist Katy Perry.
Days before filming began, Addy and her family learned that she had successfully fought and beat cancer. Inspired by the lyrics in “Roar,” Addy celebrated her victory with her wish come true – an incredible music video.
Everyone can be part of Addy's wish by becoming a fan. Watch her debut YouTube video (http://youtu.be/0UsSv2nGqR8) and share with your family, friends and colleagues – every pop star needs a great fan base!
Follow Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic on Facebook (facebook.com/WishMidAtlantic) and Twitter (@WishMidAtlantic) to follow Addy’s rise to fame in the upcoming days and weeks.
Special thanks to the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation for their generous support in helping to grant this wish experience.