Beyoncé grants dying teen's final wish with special FaceTime call
The 'Love on Top' singer called in to Ebony Banks, who is battling a rare form of cancer
Beyoncé showed her halo for a special fan! The pregnant star granted Ebony Banks one of her final wishes. The teen, who is battling a rare form of cancer, had the chance to FaceTime the Queen Bey on Wednesday after a viral social media campaign was brought to the singer’s attention. In the clip, posted online by Beyonce fan site Bey Lite, the Love on Top songstress is seen smiling as Ebony tells her "I love you." The 35-year-old, who appears on the other side of the screen, waves, smiles and responds “I love you.”
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Beyoncé granted a dying teen's wish
One of Ebony’s classmates celebrated the special moment with a tweet: "We made it happen! This is why I love alief," the photo of the virtual meeting was captioned. Ebony, who attends Alief Hasting High School in Beyonce’s hometown of Houston, Texas is batting a rare form of stage four cancer according to local news outlet KIAH. The teen’s friends started the campaign #EbobMeetsBeyonce to give back to Ebony, who is a member of the school's colour guard and has spent the majority of her senior year in MD Anderson Hospital seeking treatment. Earlier this month, the school held a special graduation ceremony for Ebony alongside family and friends inside of the Houston facility.
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This is not the first time Beyoncé has made a dying fan's wish come true. In 2009, Blue Ivy’s mum pulled Australian cancer patient Chelsea Lee James on stage and sang Halo to her during a show in Sydney at the Acer Arena. Chelsea, who passed away in April 2014, hugged the star and cried as she performed the song in her honour. Beyoncé was reunited with Chelsea again in 2013, during a backstage meeting at the Mrs. Carter World Tour. After the show, Beyonce sent a special text to Chelsea and her family that read: "My beautiful angel! Thank you for the pictures. You have no idea how happy you made me seeing you. I will see you next time I’m in Australia. Love, Beyonce."