As a baby, Chelsea started having seizures and was experiencing gastrointestinal issues. As she grew, the issues progressed and she had to endure two surgeries to help prevent her stomach and lungs from filling up with fluid. In the coming years, Chelsea also developed problems with her fine motor skills as well as being diagnosed with asthma. Suddenly, when she was 12, her symptoms mysteriously disappeared; at 16, they returned and Chelsea was tested for a variety of illnesses, including diabetes and cancer, though all came back negative. Finally, she was tested for and diagnosed with mitochondrial disease, which affects every organ system in the body and damages cells in the brain, heart, liver, skeletal muscles, endocrine system, and the respiratory system. Today, Chelsea deals daily with constant pain, digestive issues and other symptoms. She has been in and out of the hospital, most recently spending 4 days in the ICU, and follows a daily medication regimen.
Chelsea met her favorite country singer, Luke Bryan, for her wish. She met up with the star on his Dirt Road Diaries tour in Bloomington, Illinois, and she spent some time hanging out with him backstage just talking and exchanging autographs and gifts. While on her wish trip, Chelsea was given the star treatment herself at the Doubletree Hotel by Hilton Bloomington, who gave her a luxurious room, a limousine to take her to and from the US Cellular Coliseum for her wish, a complete spa day, and several other surprises that included two pairs of fancy new cowgirl boots!
Wish Type: Celebrity