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Dying Girl, 11, Campaigns To Make One Direction Dreams Come True

Fri, March 28, 2014 11:27am EDT by HL Intern 12 Comments
Bethany Cobb One Direction
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Bethany Cobb, 11, has sadly been diagnosed with stage four melanoma. Though Bethany is not going to make it, her family, with the help of thousands of supporters on Facebook, are rallying behind Bethany in hopes of making her dream of meeting One Direction come true before her dying day.

One Direction has thousands of fans all over the globe. However, it is one particular Directioner who has caught the attention of over 16,000 people on Facebook. Bethany Cobb, an 11-year-old girl diagnosed with terminal cancer, has her own campaign geared to make sure her wish of meeting the boy band comes true.

Online Campaign Started For Bethany Cobb To Meet ‘One Direction’

Bethany Cobb, who was diagnosed with stage four metastatic melanoma in September is a huge  One Direction fan. She even sleeps with a 1D blanket and teddy bear, just to show how dedicated she is.

After her condition started to get worse in January, her family, along with the help of the Make-A-Wish-Foundation, are desperately working to make her dying wish of meeting the boy band come true. Though Make-A-Wish did not think there was enough time to make this particular wish happen, over 16,000 people have liked Battle With Bethany, the Facebook page created to get the boy band’s attention.

Though Bethany’s parents are ‘overwhelmed’ by this incredible amount of support, they made sure to let everyone know that their main priority is still their daughter.

A message on the Facebook page stated, “Although Bethany likes One Direction, our focus is on Bethany going to be with The One who loves us, and saved us from our sins, Jesus Christ! More than any meeting with any musical group, we humbly ask for you to continue to pray for Bethany.”

One Direction Makes Fans’ Wishes Come True

One Direction has been known to be very generous with it’s fans. Back in January, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson posted heartfelt messages in memoriam of their fan, Magda Szablinska, who died suddenly of a heart attack while waiting for her school bus.

One Direction also sent a heartfelt message to fan Claire Daviswho was an innocent victim of the Arapahoe High School shooting back in December 2013. The band shot the video in hopes that it would help the high school student recover.

Even though Bethany will not be strong enough to travel to see the band, hopefully they can make time to shoot a video for her.

Let us know Hollywoodlifers, do you think Bethany’s wish will come true? Tell us in the comments below!

— By Stephanie Sengwe

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