Luke Bryan performed on the ‘CMA Country Christmas‘ event on Monday (Dec. 2), but that wasn’t all. The star incorporated Tatum Libbesmeier — a little girl afflicted with cancer — into the holiday special in multiple ways. Essentially, the kind-hearted singer made several dreams come true for the beautiful and brave child.
Bryan performed an intimate, private concert upon meeting Tatum and her family. The little girl also attended the holiday special (after getting her hair and nails done, of course). At the end of his first song, Bryan came off the stage to hug and kiss her — he even wore her bracelet while he sang ‘Run Run Rudolph!’
Little Tatum hails from Minnesota and suffers from retinoblastoma, which is a rare cancer of the eye, according to local station WDAY. Her family surprised her with a special trip to Nashville to meet Bryan during the taping.
Her parents said that for this Make-a-Wish fulfillment, Bryan went more than the extra mile. He gave the little girl a whole stash of goodies, including a license plate and boots, and added her name to one of his lyrics when he sang for her, which is incredibly sweet. He also gave the little girl a bus tour and they walked hand-in-hand back to her limo.
Are you dabbing away tears yet?
Scott Libbesmeier and his wife Lisa were blown away by how genuine the country superstar was, with Lisa saying, “Sometimes they say hi and that is it, but he went above and beyond, awesome.”
Indeed, Luke Bryan has a heart of gold and worked to make his meeting with Tatum as special as possible. The trip was redemptive for the family. “For four days we did not have cancer, do doctor bills, no doctors, just enjoy the moment, live the moment,” dad Scott remarked.
School Supplies Needed!
A group is helping to replace school supplies destroyed in Saturday’s fire at Sonora Elementary. The school’s PTO group, Support Sonora School, will host a “Fill the Bus” drive this Wednesday, November 27, at the school. It will run from 8am-noon. There is also a Support Sonora School Fire Relief Fund set up at the Bank of America in downtown Sonora.
SSS reports the following school supplies are needed for students and teachers:
•ERASERs (PENCIL TOPS & LONG PINK ONES)
•SCISSORS (SMALL HANDS)
•DIVIDERS (5 pack)
•Binder Paper (college or wide ruled)
•3 SUBJECT -SPIRAL NOTEBOOK
•24 pk crayons
•12 pk colored pencils
•Indiv. Kleenex Packages
•Indiv. Hand Sanitizers
•(Mini Stuffed Animal for comfort that we can hand out to kids who need it)
(At least 15 of each)
•Dry Erase Pens (4pks, multi color)
•Sticky Notes (all sizes/colors)
•Pens (Blue, Black, and Red)
•Permanent Markers (Black Sharpies)
•Lg. Hand Sanitizer
•2″ D ring Binders
Portland Nurse thanks his luckys stars says surviving this was a Divine Intervention!
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