MOORSEVILLE, N.C. (September 2019): Baleigh Faggart is inspired by gospel music – it also brings her comfort dealing with her autoimmune condition. After finding out that she’s a devoted fan of The Perrys, Kids Wish Network, a children’s charity that grants wishes for kids with life-threatening illnesses, made her dream come true, with an uplifting family experience with the renowned gospel group.
Baleigh and her family arrived at Southside Baptist Church for her evening of inspiration. Head of ministry Joshua McCrary graciously provided her family with tickets to the performance and to the Artist’s Circle, a question and answer session before the show. Baleigh loves animals, and was delighted getting to hold The Perrys’ Libbi Stuffle’s dogs during the special gathering. She also felt special experiencing the concert from the front row. It was an evening full of surprises… Baleigh was called on stage to share a memorable moment, being invited to sing with The Perrys during her favorite song “Keep On.” They also presented her with a bouquet of flowers, and a very meaningful memento. Stuffle was wearing a very sentimental necklace that she received as a gift after her husband passed away. She took it off and gave it to Baleigh as a comforting reminder that she’s not alone. She was also gifted CDs, DVDs and a shirt.
“The Perrys did this out of love, and they all felt like family,” said Baleigh’s mom Adrienne. “It had a really big impact on her. She was so excited and is still excited.”
Kids Wish Network Executive Director Tam Lai said, “A very special thank you to Joshua McCrary and The Perrys for their kindness and making Baleigh’s wish so momentous.”
During Baleigh’s wish, the family also enjoyed dinner at O’Charley’s.
Kids Wish Network is a national charitable organization dedicated to infusing hope, creating happy memories, and improving the quality of life for children with life-threatening conditions and struggling with life-altering situations. KWN provides for trip expenses, meals, accommodations and additional spending monies to all wish families whenever traveling as applicable. Visit www.kidswishnetwork.org to learn about our different programs, and refer a child now.