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Wellington Daily News - Wellington, KS
  • 5-year-old cancer patient becomes a pop star

  • Five-year-old Addy was diagnosed with stage IV kidney cancer last year. Inspired by the music videos she watched while going through chemotherapy and radiation, her wish was to be a pop star in a music video.
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  • Five-year-old Addy was diagnosed with stage IV kidney cancer last year. Inspired by the music videos she watched while going through chemotherapy and radiation, her wish was to be a pop star in a music video. Make-a-Wish Mid-Atlantic and Blue Sky Films jumped on board to make Addy's dream come true. She recorded her own version of the song and shot a dream-like video of herself performing for stuffed animals, classmates and the world. According to Make-a-Wish, pop culture and art were Alexandria, Virginia, resident Addy's biggest distractions during her difficult battle with cancer. She has since beat the disease, thanks in large part to her cheerful attitude. Addy loves "cotton candy, chocolate chip ice cream, sparkles, rainbows, reading and coloring - particularly with pink and purple." Obviously, she is also a Katy Perry fan. Inspired by the lyrics to "Roar," the 5-year-old is becoming a star as her video is picked up by major outlets. Perry herself has not yet commented, as her tour just kicked off in the UK. But she has a history of inspiring fans just like Addy.%3Cimg%20src%3D%22http%3A//beacon.deseretconnect.com/beacon.gif%3Fcid%3D169662%26pid%3D46%22%20/%3E

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