Justin Bieber visited a cancer striken fan in hospital yesterday in Edmonton, Canada following an online campaign for Crystal Amber Montgomery to meet her idol.
The pop idol took time out of his busy 'Believe' tour to visit the 18 year-old at the Cross Cancer Institute in Edmonton ahead of his gig after a friend of Crystal's posted an open letter online over the weekend, urging him to meet her. The teenage fan was diagnosed with osteosarcoma earlier this year, and will soon undergo surgery to amputate her left arm. Soon friends and family launched an online campaign on Twitter and radio for Crystal to meet the 'Baby' star.
In a posting on Bieber's Facebook page, Joana Antunes wrote: "Crystals family and friends, including myself, have contacted every radio station in Edmonton, newspaper and TV station with barely any replies to help me in my quest to help Crystal achieve her dream of meeting you.”
“I know that this is almost impossible, but you're the one who says to believe. So here I am believing. It would mean the world to Crystal if you stopped even 5 minutes to see her, since she is too sick to leave the hospital and attend the concert like her and I had originally planned.
“She is one of your biggest fans, even having your poster in her hospital room.”
It seems her 'believing' paid off as the 'Boyfriend' star made a surprise visit to the hospital, hinting before hand that he was on his way.
He wrote on Twitter: “now off to do something that matters. #giveback"
Before posting a picture of himself with Crystal.
Justin with Crystal during surprise visit (Twitter/JustinBieber)
Later he thanked fans for bringing him to the teenager, writing: "Thanks to the fans for always pointing me on the right path. #giveback."
Following the meeting, Crystal told the Toronto Sun: “He’s amazing, he’s an inspiration. To see him be such a mega-star but so willing to help people, and he’s just such a great person. He’s an inspiration to everyone.”
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