Makela Pichler, a wellness business owner, took a shot in the dark and shared her best friend Kirsten’s devastating story on TikTok, asking the Kardashians to try to boost her spirits. In the TikTok video, Makela explained Kirsten has recently been put on hospice after battling stage four cancer and her one wish would be to interact with the Kardashians, as she has been a superfan for as long as she’d known her. Thanks to thousands of TikTok users who tagged the famous family members in the clip, the video was able to reach the Kardashians and they all did their part to put a smile on Kirsten’s face — especially Khloe Kardashian, who organized a FaceTime call with her.
“This video is for any of the Kardashians or for anyone in the Kardashian camp. This video probably isn’t going anywhere, but I’m a big believer in shooting your shot, so here you go,” Makela said in the video. “My college best friend, her name is Kirsten. She was diagnosed with stage four colon cancer about 2 and a half years ago. Unfortunately, the time has come where last week she was put on hospice not knowing how much time she has left on this planet.”
Yesterday I spent the afternoon with Kir & her family. Her wife, Jen, pulled me aside & asked if I knew of any way to get a video, letter or something from the Kardshian’s for Kir because that would make her so happy! I obviously have zero connects but figured I’d give it a shot through social media. Help is help bring a smile to the kindest, funniest, most loving person I know. #thekardashians #dyingwish #coloncancer #fyp #viraltiktok
She continued: “She is obsessed with the Kardashians and has been ever since I met her when I was in college. Obviously, she really tries to find some joyful moments in every single day. But that is very hard when you literally don’t know how much time you have left. There is one thing that would make her insanely happy and that is literally being acknowledged in any way by the Kardashians. That would make her so happy and so extra special and loved.”
TikTok did its thing and the famous trio all acknowledged the video. First, Kim Kardashian commented on the post. “Can you tell Kirsten I love her,” Kim wrote. Kourtney Kardashian, who has recently given birth, wrote, “I would love to send her a voice note if she lost her vision. Praying for you and sending you lots of LOVE Kirsten!” Lastly, Khloe commented, “Hi!!!!! I am going to DM you! I would love to send her a video or FaceTime her if she’s feeling up to it ♥️”
Makela shared two updated videos the first one was showing a snippet of Kirsten’s reaction to Kim’s comment. She was so surprised, with a big smile on her face. “Seeing her smile like that and just be so excited made us all so happy,” Makela said in the TikTok, after posting her reaction.
Replying to @Gay Man with a Spray Tan Sharing a little update on Kirsten & The Kardashians! Thank you to everyone that helped get that video in front of so many people! Thank you @Kim Kardashian for commenting (even though I’m an idiot & accidently deleted it 🤦♀️) & for the @Safely™️ team reaching out! You all helped bring such a big smile to Kir’s face! #thekardashians #thekardashianshulu #dyingwish #coloncancer #fyp #kirkillingcancer #wellnesstok
The final update that Makela shared was a small clip of Khloe facetiming Kirsten. “Thanks to the thousands of people who commented and tagged, we were able to make it happen,” she said. “The amazing Khloe actually Facetimed with Kirsten last night. You guys have no idea how happy and excited this not only made Kirsten but also Jen her wife, and her entire family.”
Replying to @Khloé Kardashian Wanted to share what will probably be a final update with everyone! Last night Kirsten & her wife @j_french15 facetimed with @Khloé Kardashian! Thank you to Khloe, @Kim Kardashian & @Kourtney Kardashian Barker for bringing so much joy to Kir & her family over the last week and to all of you who engaged with my original video. Without your help, none of this would have happened! ❤️❤️ #thekardashians #thekardashianshulu #coloncancer #dyingwish #kirkillingcancer #wellnesstok #fyp
“We have to say thank you to the entire Kardashian family, including Scott Disick, as we were told he was the one who sent the video to the family group chat to ensure everyone in the family saw the video.”