Since Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic granted local five-year-old Addy’s wish to be a pop star in own music video, the video has surpassed 650,000 views on YouTube. Addy, from Alexandria, Va., like many little girls her age, loves cotton candy, chocolate chip ice cream, sparkles, rainbows, reading and coloring, particularly with pink and purple. Unlike many little girls, however, Addy was diagnosed at age four with stage IV metastatic cancer. During her long hospital visits, chemotherapy and radiation treatments, Addy would spend hours drawing and, when she felt up for it, practicing her singing and dancing. Addy took inspiration from an array of performances by her favorite musicians on YouTube.
When she learned she would be granted a wish by Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic, she asked to be a pop star in a music video, singing “Roar” by her favorite artist Katy Perry. Inspired by the lyrics in “Roar,” Addy celebrated her victory with her wish come true – an incredible music video.
The video reached and exceeded the 650,000 YouTube view milestone within days of its release, and the views continue to climb as Addy’s story gains national and international media attention.
Watch her debut YouTube video
and share with your family, friends and colleagues to continue to build the Addy fan base!
You can also watch Addy's official Behind the Scenes video to learn more about the making of her one true wish.
Follow Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic on Facebook and Twitter @WishMidAtlantic to follow Addy’s rise to fame.
Special thanks to the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation for their generous support in helping to grant this wish experience.
About Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic
Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic serves children who reside in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland and Northern Virginia. Founded in 1983, the Mid-Atlantic chapter is celebrating its 30th Anniversary this year and has granted more than 8,000 wishes in the Mid-Atlantic region since its inception. For more information, please visit: www.midatlantic.wish.org.