Internet Connects Dying Girl to Her Musical Hero — in a Day

Written on:May 10, 2013
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New Jersey 19-year-old Marie Sowler was diagnosed with stage 4 leukemia. Her sister and father pitched in with a double bone marrow transplant. Sadly, it didn’t work. Marie has been given just days to live

Her fondest wish is to meet Kellin Quinn, lead singer for indie band Sleeping With Sirens. And thanks to the combined information-spreading powers of Reddit and Twitter, that wish looks like it is about to come true.

Marie’s heartbreaking video, above, was posted to YouTube by Friends Are By Your Side, a foundation that provides wigs for chemotherapy patients and helps grant wishes for terminally ill children, early Thursday. Her story was posted to Reddit Thursday afternoon, and got upvoted to the front page of the site within one hour — a rare feat. Read more…

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