Lady Gaga. Love her or hate her, one thing you can’t deny is that she cares for her fans. During her Joanne World Tour show in Philadephia, she made a 12-year-old boy’s dreams come true when she brought him up on stage to help her sing “Edge Of Glory.
Earlier this year, Jennifer Collins posted a video on Facebook. In the post, she explained how her son Owen suffered multiple rare medical conditions and shared his love of the singer in the hope that it would reach the pop star and give Owen the opportunity to meet his idol.
“Owen has been diagnosed with a couple of rare conditions, with Dravet Syndrome being the most challenging,” Collins wrote, “It is a rare, catastrophic and lifelong form of epilepsy that has many issues associated with it. He suffers from prolonged, frequent seizures, behavioral and developmental delays, and chronic infections. Owen also has Dysgenesis of the Corpus Callosum, an abnormality of the brain structure (basically the communicator between the left and right side of the brain is not formed completely and it limits the 2 sides from talking with each other). He is greatly affected by seizures, clumsiness, delay in developmental milestones and sensitivity to sensory cues. Owen’s medical conditions still have so many unanswered questions and we are determined to get answers. Even though Owen is considered nonverbal, he understands everything you say and is very smart.”
She goes on to add, “Owen has been one of Lady Gaga’s little monsters since he was 4 years old with his favorite songs of hers being, ‘Born this way,’ ‘Just Dance’ ‘Poker Face’ and ‘Paparazzi.’ As his mom, I have learned that Owen uses Lady Gaga’s music as his voice or outlet,” she continued. “From Owen wanting me to wear my make-up like Lady Gaga (YES, there are YouTube tutorials on how to wear your make-up like her) to signing Lady Gaga’s biography book out continuously at the school library, to watching and listening to her on YouTube, his devotion to her has been unwavering.”
She finished it with “Share this post as much as possible in the hopes that it will get to Lady Gaga!”
Check out the beautiful moment when Lady Gaga brought Owen up on stage.
Well, mission accomplished and I’m crying!