The little girl battling cancer for the last 4 years gets the surprise of a lifetime - floor seat tickets to singer JVKE's concert.
Who wouldn't want to attend a concert or show of their favorite musical artist? 8-year-old Lily has been a fan of the talented new musician JVKE who has been on the rise to popularity after releasing his song "Golden Hour." But the young one has been battling cancer for the past four years of her life and it's obvious that she hasn't been able to live her life to the fullest like other kids her age. However, a social media star was about to make Lily's dream come true by doing something really special for her.
Social media influencer and philanthropist, Isiah Garza, who goes by @isiahgarza on his social sites, shared a video on his TikTok and Instagram where he can be seen approaching Lily's mom Espy at a store as the little girl sat quietly in her stroller. Garza asked the mom if she would like to buy a mystery concert ticket just for $10. Espy said that she would love to but for now, she has to pass on it.
The mom adds that her daughter Lily is going to get admitted to the hospital the next day and she is undergoing chemotherapy. Then Garza sweetly greets Lily and asks her mom if they happen to be a fan of this artist called JVKE. Espy's face lights up as she recognizes the artist from his popular song "Golden Hour" and even reveals that she and her daughter had just been listening to JVKE. Garza reveals that he actually was handing them tickets to JVKE's concert and he had tickets for floor seating.
Garza ends up giving the concert tickets to the mom and daughter and even takes them backstage of the concert. The next clip takes us straight to the concert where JVKE pauses his show for a moment to move people's attention towards the special girl in the venue. "Tonight I am bringing out one of our special guests," JVKE stood on the stage as he spoke to his audience, "Her name is Lily and she has been fighting cancer for about four years now. I was wondering if I could bring her on the stage for you guys."
JVKE's announcement was met with loud cheers and roars of approval as Lily was brought on the stage by Espy. JVKE asks Lily if he can play a song for her right then and she nods. He questions her again if she would like to hear him perform "Golden Hour" and Lily nods in approval. The entire crowd starts chanting Lily's name as she waves at them and it's truly a golden moment for the little kid.
As JVKE holds her hand and sings his heart out, Garza makes a heartbreaking revelation in the video. Lily had passed away shortly after the day of attending JVKE's concert. Garza asked his audience to leave some thoughtful words for Lily and her family if they come across this video. The TikTok comment section was filled with prayers for Lily's soul and emotional words. @thedarkqueen85 wrote, "I love you Lily, not me here crying for a child I never knew or had the privilege to meet. Such a sweet angel."
@army7annie commented, "JVKE really made Lily's day a golden hour. Lots of love for Lily and god bless. We love you and you were the bravest girl." @_scorp00 added, "May she rest in peace and my sincere condolences to the family and may God welcome her to paradise. This moment was just incredible. I have chills." According to the GoFundMe page which was set up for Lily, she was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma in April 2019, which is a rare type of cancer that started in her adrenal gland and metastasized to other areas of her body.
The little girl had traveled back and forth from New York City to go through numerous chemotherapy sessions, radiation, blood transfusions and clinical trials to look for a cure. In 2020, Lily relapsed in the brain, needing emergency craniotomy and being placed in hospice. She relapsed once again on April 28, 2023, and now she has left her family forever. Thanks to Garza and his initiative, the concert gave Lily's family lifelong memories to hold onto.
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