Five-year-old stage 4 cancer patient from Alexandria, Va., Addy, had her wildest dream granted by Make-A-Wish Foundation.
While on a family vacation in March 2013, Addy was diagnosed with cancer and immediately began chemotherapy and radiation. During her treatment, she turned to pop star Katy Perry for a distraction from her long hospital visits.
Addy was especially inspired by Katy Perry’s Billboard Hot 100 single, Roar, which contains messages of positivity and self-empowerment. The chorus reads, “I got the eye of a tiger, a fighter, dancing through the fire, ‘cause I am a champion and you’re gonna hear me roar louder, louder than a lion.”
Make-A-Wish put together a fully produced music video showing Addy singing in her hairbrush for stuffed animals, performing at her school’s talent show, and lastly, sporting a bright purple wig (just like Perry), riding in a limo, signing autographs, and strutting down the red carpet.
Addy’s music video was heartwarming, but even more importantly, a great victory to her fighting and beating cancer.
According to the foundation's website, Make-A-Wish, “grants the wish of a child diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition in the United States and its territories, on average, every 38 minutes.”
Last November, the foundation granted the wish of a 5-year-old boy with leukemia. Miles, or more commonly known as “Batkid,” was transformed into Batman and saved San Francisco-turned-Gotham City. He was accompanied by Mayor Ed Lee, chief of police, and a crowd of more than 20,000 people at City Hall.
Watch the music video below to see Addy steal the spotlight — and probably your heart, too.