justin bieber
by Ali Berman
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When 7-year-old Millie Flamm had to sell her Justin Bieber concert tickets because she was too sick to attend, she was heartbroken.

Flamm, suffering from leukemia for the past three years, ended up with something even better. A private concert from the singer.

The young girl’s family started a social media campaign to arrange the meeting. However, because of Millie’s health, even the day Bieber was supposed to see her, they weren’t sure if she would be up for it. She was low on oxygen and had a fever. Thankfully, Millie recovered her strength and had an emotional introduction to her favorite singer.

Millie’s mother said, “All of a sudden it pulled through and we were able to do a really intimate little meeting with just her and us and Justin and it was incredible and he was so sweet to her. He walked in and her whole face just lit up, and she turned around and hugged her dad, and then he ran over and came next to her and gave her a big hug.”

Bieber reportedly held Millie’s hand while he serenaded her with his song “Baby”. To top it all off, the singer kissed her on the cheek while saying his farewells.

In addition to making a young girl’s dream come true, Millie’s mother also said it will help them continue to fight the illness. She said, “It just has re-energized all of us. We are ready to keep going and fight harder with all this backing and this fun thing that has happened today, and keep going and keep fighting.”

We wish Millie all the luck in the world.

About Ali Berman

Ali Berman is the author of Choosing a Good Life: Lessons from People Who Have Found Their Place in the World (Hazelden) and Misdirected (Seven Stories Press). She works as a humane educator for HEART teaching kids about issues affecting people, animals and the environment. Her published work can be found on her website at aliberman.com. In early 2012 Ali co-founded flipmeover, a production company with the mission to use media to raise awareness of social issues.

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