For one music fan who was very poorly, she couldn’t help but feel like she was missing out on seeing her favorite artist. However, when Keith Urban found out about his bed-bound ‘number 1 fan’, he headed to the hospital to give her a special performance of her own. Marissa English couldn’t believe her luck!
Seeing your favorite musician in a small intimate setting is always a real thrill, but to literally have them singing to you by your bedside is pretty incredible. It goes to show how much Keith Urban really does care about his fans.
Urban learned about Marissa English who couldn’t make it to his Ohio concert. She is one of his biggest fans and she was truly gutted that she couldn’t be there. So Keith brought his singing to her.
Marissa is staying in a hospice care at Mercy Health St. Vincent Hospital. The nurses here used social media to tell Keith Urban that his biggest fan couldn’t make it to his concert because she was too ill to go.
Marissa is 25-years-old and she was born with an inoperable cyst on her brain. She also suffers from a severe case of scoliosis and cerebral palsy. Though the doctors weren’t optimistic about Marissa’s condition, they couldn’t deny that she had the strength and determination to fight for her life.
She stayed in the hospital five and a half months and when we took her home, the doctors said, ‘Go home and enjoy her for possibly a year. That might be the longest you have her.’
But one thing that has kept her going was the music of Keith Urban. Her favorite country star has been the soundtrack to her time in the hospital.
Marissa English has been collecting memorabilia from other concerts she’s been to and so missing this gig felt like a huge disappointment.
She has a T-shirt that we put on a pillow that’s beside her all the time. It’s actually cute because she’ll pick up the pillow and hug it and kiss it (and) … she’ll point at it and say ‘Mr. Hottie.’
Unbelievably, Keith did show up at the hospital and he sang a song directly to Marissa. He truly made this girl’s dreams come true. Watch the heartwarming moment in the video below. You may need a tissue on hand while you watch it…
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