Nina Dobrev & Ian Somerhalder Support Ailing ‘TVD’ Fan Kayla Baker

Thu, April 4, 2013 6:20pm EDT by 13 Comments
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Ian & Nina visited Kayla, who has been diagnosed with Pulmonary Fibrosis, and continue to support her battle with the disease.

While some people spent their Easter weekends coloring eggs and dreaming of giant bunnies, Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev were busy making one young fan’s dream come true. During their holiday visit to Toronto, the Vampire Diaries stars stopped by the Hospital For Sick Children to visit 14-year-old Kayla Baker, an ailing fan in need of new lungs — and they took some pretty adorable pictures.

One shot finds the trio straight-smiling for the camera, but my personal favorite — and the one shown above — is a little more action-packed, with both on-screen vamps baring their fangs and making a meal out of Kayla, who looks overjoyed to have her favorite stars with her at the hospital.

On April 3, along with the photos, Nina posted a thoughtful message about Kayla to her official WhoSay account:

Id like to ask everyone who reads this to send out positive energy to @Kayla_0507 tonight. Just take one moment of your time to think of her and put it out there in the universe. Think happy thoughts and smile :) The secret.. We can make anything happen.

How Ian & Nina Are Supporting Kayla — And How You Can Help

On April 4, Ian tweeted a link to the Run aLung website, which is devoted to generating awareness of Kayla’s two dreams: Receiving new lungs, and raising $10,000 for the SickKids Foundation. The 5k run/walk will take place May 11 in Cambridge, and if Kayla receives new lungs in time, she can join everyone on the trail.

The Run aLung website has instructions on how you can register for the race and/or donate directly to the foundation.

See More Pics Of Nina With Ian & Kayla On WhoSay

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CanadianGirl

Posted at 7:49 AM on April 5, 2013  

Kayla did receive a left lung just a couple of days ago and she is doing well! :)
The city of Cambridge is blanketed in green ribbon today for organ donation awareness and for Kayla!! #newlungsforkayla

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jme

Posted at 9:30 AM on April 5, 2013  

I’m wearing my green today for her!

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Makayla

Posted at 11:12 PM on April 4, 2013  

O that was from the makayla

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Makayla

Posted at 11:11 PM on April 4, 2013  

I love how happy you look with Ian and Nina and im happy that you got to meet your idols we have the same well i hope you get out of the hospital SOON WELL LOVE YA. Have an AWESOME Friday

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Makayla

Posted at 11:05 PM on April 4, 2013  

Please please get better soon Kayla BTW my name is makayla I’m 12 and I just hope you will get your lungs please have an awesome Friday love you!!!!!!!!!!! ;}

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sarah

Posted at 10:14 PM on April 4, 2013  

Kayla is absolutely beautiful and I know she will get her new lungs and live a long beautiful life. I live in Toronto and have so much respect and love for Ian and Nina right now. I wasn’t a fan of the show but, I am NOW! Look at this picture, I mean seriously look. Kayla looks so happy and Nina and Ian are their with her. Look at Ian, sitting right on the bed. They literally made this little girls dream come true. If anyone who has had a brother, sister, mother, father, daughter or son knows that having two stars visit your loved one does more then words could ever say. Personally, I thank them for bringing awareness to how needed and important organ donation is. I can honestly say that I LOVE THEM. God Bless

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88Girl

Posted at 8:37 PM on April 4, 2013  

Sure They Did A Great Thing Going To See Her… But What About All The Other Sick Kids That Are In The Same Hospital As Kayla… Didn’t They Deserve A Visit From Them Aswell…

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sarah

Posted at 10:23 PM on April 4, 2013  

How thoughtless a comment like yours is. Just so you will be more informed before you make such a dumb thing to say. Kids with lung diseases ie, Cystic Fibrosis and other lung diseases never get the money or research that others do. So any awareness to the disease is appreciated. Be informed. Find out how much money goes toward actual research and not to pay for big wigs to drive around in their fancy cars, travel, commercials, etc. You’d be surprised.

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saf97

Posted at 8:02 PM on April 4, 2013  

OMG, Kayla lives in my city! She`s so lucky! Our city put green ribbons on light posts all across town for donations for Kayla! Really hope she gets better and healthier! :D

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Sheri

Posted at 7:00 PM on April 4, 2013  

Wonderful story!!! Keep it up. Respectable actors doing something positive!! Much more of this, no more LiLo and Kim K please!!!! Please please please!!!

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KD

Posted at 6:55 PM on April 4, 2013  

I heard that Nina and Ian spent over an hour and a half with Kayla. That was good of them. It has also been said that Kayla has since received a new left lung. I hope the recovery goes well for her.

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venera

Posted at 6:37 PM on April 4, 2013  

Ian and Nina are wonderful people and the most beautiful couple!

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Jess

Posted at 6:26 PM on April 4, 2013  

That kid is fricking adorable & I hope she lives a beautiful, long, healthy & prosperous life.
Amen<3

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