India has been through so much battling acute myeloid leukemia, a cancer of the blood and bone marrow. She has spent the past year undergoing chemo treatments and other challenges that no child should ever have to encounter, and through it all, she remained a straight A student. What helped her through this difficult time was the love of her family and the inspiration she got from watching her favorite actress and singer during her treatments.
India simply wanted a MacBook, but Kids Wish Network, a children’s charity that grants wishes for kids with life-threatening illnesses, wanted to further inspire India with hope that her dreams can come true by arranging for her to “meet” her favorite actress! Due to COVID-19 and this Hollywood actress’ busy schedule, it wasn’t possible for them to meet in person, so Kids Wish set up a special ZOOM hangout.
India was given the surprise of a lifetime when she got a call on her new MacBook Air and saw her idol on the screen. The celebrity actress talked about the films she’s been in, and asked India lots of questions about herself. They had so much to talk about and shared many stories about their lives. Their conversation was so comfortable, they acted like they were old friends. In fact, at the end of their hour-long conversation, this mystery A-List Celebrity told India, “We’re BFF’s now!”.
“We’re thrilled that India was able to have such an in-depth and candid meetup with her idol who she looks up to as a role model,” said Kids Wish Network Wish Manager Tambra Fulk.
“India needed this after the year that she’s been through,” said Shawn Allen, India’s mother. “It felt good to see her smile.”