Justin Bieber Meets With Merrimac Girl Battling Brain Cancer

BOSTON (CBS) – A 6-year-old Merrimac girl battling brain cancer got her wish Monday: a meeting with her “husband.”

Donate: Cure AT/RT

Last year at a Jimmy Fund event, doctors and nurses set up a wedding for Avalanna Routh to marry the man she loves: Justin Bieber. There were flowers, a guitarist, and even a life-sized Bieber poster at the ceremony.

So, a Facebook page was launched last week to get “Mrs. Bieber” to finally meet her new husband.

In just a matter of days, Bieber learned of the story and flew Avalanna and her family to New York to arrange their Valentine’s Day date.

WBZ-TV’s Sera Congi reports

WBZ-TV’s Jonathan Elias reports

After the date, Bieber Tweeted about meeting Avalanna.

Avalanna is battling AT/RT, or an atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumor, a very rare form of brain cancer. Because less than 30 new cases of AT/RT are diagnosed in the U.S. each year, it is very difficult to acquire grant money for research.

bieberlittlegirl1 Justin Bieber Meets With Merrimac Girl Battling Brain Cancer

(Photo Credit: Justin Bieber on Facebook)

There is currently no known cure for AT/RT.

If you’d like to donate to AT/RT research, visit cureatrt.org.


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