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Girl awaiting organ transplant wins hearts as she dances alongside Broadway star Jessica Vosk
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Girl awaiting organ transplant wins hearts as she dances alongside Broadway star Jessica Vosk

Broadway star Jessica Vosk was performing at David Foster's, 'A Night on Broadway' when she invited the girl onstage to join her.

Left: Instagram/kylact Right: NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 25: Jessica Vosk performs onstage during the Brooks Brothers Bicentennial Celebration at Jazz At Lincoln Center on April 25, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Brooks B
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A broadway gala audience in Toronto witnessed an emotional moment as an 8-year-old girl awaiting an organ transplant danced her heart out with Broadway star Jessica Vosk. Bella Thomson, or Bella Brave as she's known to her TikTok followers, suffers from bowel failure and is on the list waiting for a bowel transplant. "An Intimate Evening With David Foster: A Night on Broadway" was organized to raise funds for Canadian families with children in need of life-saving organ transplants. Bella Thomson was there with her mother Kyla and sharing their experience with social media when Vosk, one of the lineup of performers, made their night. She asked Thomson to join her on stage and the duo brought the house down in a heartwarming performance, reported PEOPLE.

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Bella with her Mom/David Foster foundation

 

Vosk recalls being transfixed by the 8-year-old's energy and inviting her on stage. "I was in the middle of singing 'Don't Rain on My Parade,' and I just looked down into the audience and saw her dancing by herself in the aisle, living her best life, and I knew she had to come on stage and have a complete star moment," said Vosk. "David Foster stopped the band, and the audience went wild, and she stole the show! And she stole my heart too. She is stronger than I will ever be." Bella wore a purple gown and was given a standing ovation by everyone present. "Did you see me, Mommy?" she asked Kyla as she walked back.

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"This is Bella. She is patiently awaiting an organ transplant, and in the face of daily struggle, she has never stopped smiling," Kyla captioned a photo of her daughter onstage. "It was one of the most special moments of my life." Bella later said, "This was my dream."


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Bella's mother says they almost missed the show after her daughter experienced some stomach and bowel pain. Kyla knew Bella wanted to go but told her that if she needed a rest, they could always stay in, especially considering how important her health was. "I just told her, 'Honey, if you need a day of rest, just rest.'" Bella said she would be OK and the pair decided to go to the gala after the 8-year-old took a nap and did some medical care. "Mom, I wanna get my dress on. Let's go party!" Bella told Kyla. It was an emotional night for Kyla, who has seen her daughter endure many painful medical procedures. "To see her feeling so good and just loving the music, and being able to dance and enjoy herself, for her this was an experience that was breathtaking. It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience for her," said Kyla. 

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Bella's family/David Foster foundation

 

Bella was born with genetic conditions and has been experiencing medical issues all her life. She was diagnosed with Hirschsprung’s disease, which iaffects an infant’s intestines and makes it impossible for them to have bowel movements. As a newborn, she was rushed into an emergency surgery that the medical team hoped would improve her quality of life. Unfortunately, the procedure did not work, and Bella remained in the hospital for the first two years of her life, according to the family's page on the David Foster Foundation website. It was also found that Bella had severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) and a form of dwarfism called cartilage hair hypoplasia. She needed to have a bone marrow transplant when she was just a year old due to her SCID diagnosis.

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