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When Teen Missed Jonas Brothers’ Concert for Cancer Treatment, They Surprised Her at the Hospital

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Social media is “Burnin’ up” with love for the Jonas Brothers after they took time out from their busy concert schedule to surprise a 16-year-old fan undergoing chemotherapy.

Jonas Brothers surprise special fan undergoing chemo

Lily Jordan, 16, had been looking forward seeing the boy band Jonas Brothers perform in Hershey, Pennsylvania this week. Instead, she found herself stuck at Penn State Children’s Hospital for cancer treatments. Since the teen was heartbroken over missing the show, she posted to Instagram to express her dismay and jokingly invited the Jonas Brothers to her hospital room. Nobody could be more surprised than Lily at what happened next.

“I was supposed to be at your Hershey concert tomorrow but instead I’m across the street doing chemo,” wrote Lily. “If y’all wanted to pop in, I’ll give you my room number.”
The Instagram post that started it all: “I was supposed to be at your Hershey concert tomorrow but instead I’m across the street doing chemo,” wrote Lily. “If y’all wanted to pop in, I’ll give you my room number.” Source: Instagram/ljsworkinprogress

The Jonas Brothers media feed was filled with requests for them to visit Lily

“I was supposed to be at your Hershey concert tomorrow but instead I’m across the street doing chemo,” posted crestfallen Lily from her hospital bed. “If y’all wanted to pop in, I’ll give you my room number.”

To Lily’s surprise, the post was shared across social media until the Jonas Brothers’ media feed was filled with requests for them to visit her.

Even Pennsylvania Rep. Scott Perry made a Facebook post for the youngster, saying: “Our good friend Lily is fighting for her life in Hershey tonight, and so badly wanted to see the Jonas Brothers tomorrow night at Hershey Park, but can’t because of her urgent treatment. If there is anyway for them to visit her, we are lifting up her hopes and our prayers for help.”

In response to the social media posts, the Jonas Brothers actually stopped by Lily’s hospital room to say hi before their show—and the teen could barely contain her excitement.

Penn State later posted a video of the encounter to Facebook (see below), where it has already been viewed and shared tens of thousands of times.

“Wow. The power of social media, you guys,” Lily wrote on Instagram. “YOU did this. YOU made my crappy chemo session into something incredibly special and unforgettable. Literally made my life.”

Thanks to GoodNewsNetwork.org for drawing our attention to this heartwarming story. 

The Jonas Brothers are currently on their Happiness Begins tour.

Source: GoodNewsNetwork.org

“YOU made my crappy chemo session into something incredibly special and unforgettable. Literally made my life.”
“Wow. The power of social media, you guys,” Lily wrote on Instagram. “YOU did this. “YOU made my crappy chemo session into something incredibly special and unforgettable. Literally made my life.” Source: Instagram/ljsworkinprogress

Penn State posted a video of the encounter to Facebook. ‘We’re a sucker for a great surprise! Four Diamonds teen Lily Jordan had to miss the Jonas Brothers concert, but some special guests dropped by Penn State Children’s Hospital to visit her before the show! Turn the sound on!’ Source: Facebook/MiltonS.HersheyMedicalCenter
Jonas Brothers have a long history of visiting fans in hospital In March of 2009, nine-year-old Jayla Cooper, who was suffering from Leukemia, got “married” with only a few weeks left to live. Jayla’s favourite band, Jonas Brothers, took time out from their hectic tour schedule for a surprise visit. Sadly, Jayla passed away in April 2009. Source: YouTube/CBSNews/321JonasGirl123

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