Nineteen-year-old Marie Sowler, who has stage 4 leukemia, found out that her most recent attempt at a life-saving bone marrow transplant failed. Doctors told her she only had days left to live. The teen's ultimate wish was to meet Kellin Quinn, lead singer of the band Sleeping With Sirens.
To get the singer's attention, Friends Are By Your Side, a foundation that helps grant wishes for terminally ill children, uploaded a YouTube video on Thursday on Marie's behalf. Her sister, Michelle, sat with her in the video and said, "Her only dream is to meet you, Kellin."
Watch the full video above.
The magic of social media did the rest. According to Mashable, Marie's video was on the front page Reddit within one hour of being posted, #kellinmeetmarie became a trending topic on Twitter and the Kellin Meet Marie Facebook page has over 3,600 likes.
By the end of the night, Quinn took to Twitter to respond:
— Kellin Quinn (@Kellinquinn) May 9, 2013
Hey guys thank you so much for your support in rallying for Marie :) she's my hero! So grateful to have such caring fans!
— Kellin Quinn (@Kellinquinn) May 10, 2013
Friends Are By Your Side also updated the information to their YouTube video, saying: "Kellin granted this wish just hours after posting this video, thank you Kellin and everyone who shared, prayed, liked, and prayed."