A Pennsylvania teenager was forced to give up her seat at a concert because she needed medical treatment. However, she got the very best seat with a much better view when her music idols visited her in hospital on Aug. 31.
Cancer survivor Lily Jordan, 16, could not attend a Jonas Brothers concert because she needed to undergo chemotherapy treatment at Penn State Children’s Hospital. Jordan informed the band that she was unable to make it and joked they could visit her at the hospital instead. “Jonas Brothers, I was supposed to be at your Hershey concert tomorrow, but instead I am across the street doing chemo,” she said on Instagram. “If you all wanted to pop in, I’ll give you my room number. Seriously though, I wish I was seeing the JoBros so bad … put this on your story or something for little old me.”
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A gal can dream! #lilyseesthejonasbrotherschallenge2019 #survivingandthriving #thesunwillriseandwewilltryagain PS the amount of love and support I started feeling as soon as I posted this on my story made my heart so full and warm it’s all because of you guys so thanks because y’all are the best ever 💖💖
Little did Jordan know her followers helped spread the message and tagged the Jones Brothers, causing her post to go viral. The message reached the desk of Rep. Scott Perry (R-Pa.) who extended his prayers for the teen’s wish to be granted.
“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,” Perry said on Facebook. “If there is anyway for them to visit her, we are lifting up her hopes and our prayers for help … I’m certain she and her mom, Liz, would appreciate you sharing and sending your words of encouragement.”
After receiving several requests, the band delivered on Jordan’s request with a surprise visit to the Four Diamonds Cancer Treatment Center just before their scheduled concert. “We’re a ‘sucker’ for a great surprise,” Milton S. Hershey Medical Center said on Facebook. “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.”
Band member Nick Jonas even brought his wife and actress Priyanka Chopra. “Hello, thank you for inviting us to come and see you,” Jones can be heard telling Jordan on a video uploaded to Facebook.
When Jordan asked if they saw her social media post, Jones said it was everywhere.
“The entire feed was filled,” he said.
Jones shared some words of encouragement with Jordan, who was in shock for most of the visit.
“I like your glasses, [I think they look] really cool,” he said.
The rest of the band members asked if Jordan had a song she would like them to dedicate to her at the concert.
“I would like you to play SOS,” she said in excitement. “That is my favorite, yes, yes!”
CNN reported the band members signed autographs and took a group photo with Jordan who appreciated the grand gesture.
“Thank you, thank you, thank you Jonas Brothers for taking time out of your day to come pay me a visit, literally made my life,” Jordan said on Instagram.
She also appreciated the time everyone took to share her original social media post.
“Wow, the power of social media you guys, you did this,” Jordan said. “You made my crappy chemo session into something incredibly special and unforgettable.”
Jordan also thanked everyone who had supported her throughout her recovery process.
“A gal can dream,” she said. “The amount of love and support I started feeling as soon as I posted this on my story made my heart so full and warm, it’s all because of you guys, so thanks because y’all are the best ever.”
The Jonas Brothers are continuing their Happiness Begins tour and the next stop was PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh on September 3.