Thursday, September 6, 2012
Big Time Rush to grant Minn. girl her dying wish
MINNEAPOLIS - It appears the social media effort to grant the dying wish of a young girl with leukemia will come true.
Jane Fiemeyer is a big fan of a Nickelodeon band from Minnesota, Big Time Rush, and her wish is to see them. The eight-year-old will leave the hospital and entered hospice care on Wednesday.
Her mother said that the band has contacted the family and plans on talking to Jane via Skype on Thursday.
Doctors say Jane has anywhere from days to weeks, or maybe months to live. That time frame makes it tough for Make a Wish to fulfill her dream of meeting the boy band. That's when push on social networking kicked in.
Her mother spread the wish on Facebook, which spread to Twitter where thousands of people are now tweeting the #BTRmeetJane.
Jane was diagnosed with leukemia back in August of 2011 and has been in and out of hospitals since.
On Wednesday, she headed home to Wadena to begin hospice care.
Big Time Rush is on tour right now and the band does have upcoming stops in Michigan and Illinois.
In the meantime, Jane's leaving her own legacy by selling wallets and bags made out of duct tape. So far she's raised $850 and all of the money goes to children's cancer research.
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