Justin Bieber Make-A-Wish Fans Reveal How Singer “Changed” Their Lives (VIDEO)
Two of Justin Bieber’s Make-A-Wish recipients gushed about the superstar on a segment featured on Thursday’s “Today” show. Watch below!
The package kicked off with co-host Carson Daly discussing how much Bieber has rehabilitated his image over the last few months, specifically referencing his emotional MTV Video Music Awards performance. But Daly also revealed a little-known fact. Bieber has granted roughly 250 wishes through the Make-A-Wish Foundation over the last six years.
“Today” opted to highlight just two of those dream-come-true experiences, beginning with the story of a 10-year-old named Monroe from California, who showed off the signed guitar Bieber personally gave her as she battle leukemia a few years ago. Monroe’s mom recalls, “When he walked in the door, she was speechless.” Monroe, now in remission, adorably remembers, “I walked around saying I was going to be his second wife. Thank you, Justin. You changed my life.”
And then there’s 15-year-old Alyssa from Florida, who was one of 20 lucky fans to spend time with Bieber at a private meeting in Los Angeles earlier this year, as Gossip Cop reported at the time. Born with a heart defect, she now remembers, “He said he loved my hat and that I have a beautiful smile.” Alyssa’s dad even admits, “It was like Santa Claus came to town.”
Daly ended the piece by announcing that Bieber will be granting two more wishes when he performs on “Today” next Thursday. As Gossip Cop reported back in 2013, the singer set a record when he became the first recording artist to grant 200 wishes. And in one particularly memorable instance last year, Gossip Cop noted how Bieber brought “Celebrity Grace,” an 11-year-old suffering from cancer, on stage at the Young Hollywood Awards, where the Champ of Charity honoree let her have his award.
Bieber’s generosity is still going strong. Check out the video below!