Justin Bieber‘s no stranger to the do-gooder department; he recently dedicated his performance of “One Less Lonely Girl” to his fan, Avalanna Routh (aka Mrs. Bieber), who passed away from a rare brain cancer; visited 18-year-old bone cancer patient Crystal Montgomery; now, he’s a hero to 5-year-old Hailey Charlotte Roser, who was also diagnosed with a rare form of childhood brain cancer back in August of this year.
After Hailey’s diagnosis, her parents began campaigning for Healing Hailey on Facebook and Twitter, asking for support during their daughter’s time of need (which has since collected over $15,000 in donations!). One of the requests included Hailey meeting her idol, Justin Bieber. Her mom, Sabrina, purchased tickets to his concert for Hailey’s 5th birthday, but said “she knew that the odds of her daughter making the show were slim.”
Quickly, #JustinVisitHailey became a hashtag on Twitter, as students at Holmen High School in Wisconsin began petitioning (via video and Twitter) for Justin to meet the young girl while he was in the area. One of Healing Hailey’s followers even called in to TMZ Live to spread awareness of the social media campaign. And guess what. It all worked! The TMZ-ers informed Justin’s manager, Scooter Braun, about the aforementioned online events. Scooter then devised a surprise for the little Belieber and organized a “5-minute pow wow backstage” with Justin before his performance in Milwaukee last night. See the picture above!
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