Justin Bieber Grants A Six-Year Old Cancer Patient’s Wish


Earlier this week, we saw photos of popstar Justin Bieber spending some quality bonding time with his half brother Jaxon on a beach in Malibu, CA. At the time, I had to admit that I was a bit charmed by the cute images of The Biebs playing with his baby brother. Today, I must admit … Justin Bieber has charmed me again. Bieber surprised a 6-year old fan, who suffers from a rare form of cancer, on Valentine’s Day in order to try and cheer her up. A few photos and video from Bieber’s visit have made their way to the Internets and, I gotta say … they are not only really cute but they are really heartwarming, too.

A little girl struggling with a rare cancer has had her dreams come true for Valentine’s Day after meeting her pop idol Justin Bieber – and ‘marrying’ him. Avalanna Routh, six, has fought an aggressive and deadly brain cancer ATRT since she was a baby, undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Her wish was to meet Bieber in person – who found out about her request after her family appealed to him via Facebook. It lead to the pop superstar flying the little girl and her family from Boston to New York for a special Valentine’s visit yesterday. The pair spent the afternoon playing board games, eating cupcakes, signing autographs for each other before deciding they would get ‘married’. Avalanna was even allowed to style Bieber’s famous hair. When asked how long she had loved Bieber, six-year-old Avalanna said: ‘Seven years. No – 80 years.’ The teen singer later wrote on Twitter: ‘That was one of the best things i have ever done. she was AWESOME! Feeling really inspired now!’ before adding: ‘#MrsBieber really inspired me.’ Another tweet from Justin Bieber to his 17 million followers read: ‘Best part of my day’ accompanied by a picture of the pair hugging. The tag #MrsBieber quickly began trending globally on Twitter. Avalanna’s mother Aileen told the Today show: ‘It was wonderful, just another fun moment.’ After the special day out, Avalanna was completely smitten with her hero, saying: ‘I love Bieber…baby, baby’ and singing from one of the superstar’s hit songs. Avalanna’s dream was realised thanks to help from the Jimmy Fund, a charity that has helped children fight cancer for more than 60 years. Mrs Routh told 7News: ‘She’s beaten all the odds. It’s a very aggressive, rare disease, and she’s been in treatment for five and a half years.’ ATRT, or atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumor, is so rare that less than 30 new cases of the cancer are diagnosed in the U.S. each year. There is no known cure.

I mean … adorable. Say what you will about JB, but my opinion of him has gone up considerably in light of his behavior here. I can’t even imagine the pain that little Avalanna has had to endure in her short life but if Bieber could help her forget her pain for just one afternoon, then I think he deserves major props. This is a fantastic story … and I gotta say, Bieber’s the man.


  • apriljan

    I believe in miracles. Good going, JB!

  • Ashwee

    It really melts my heart to see celebrities do things like this, way to go Justin!

  • nicole

    i cant on any celeb when they do things like this. she looks so happy and there adorable pictures

  • Ama

    This is awesome. One could just feel the love and joy from these photos-especially that last photo.

  • KJ

    Bieber’s always been the man – he’s no… ya know, musical genius – but he’s making good of his platform.

  • If he wants all the haters out there to shut their mouths about him, this is definitely the way to do it. Soooo cute!

  • Liza

    I am just gutted upon reading the cancer this little girl has is AT/RT. This vicious killer claims virtually all its victims and nearly all of them are all children. But because there is “only” 25 or do cases per year in the US, the government allocates ZERO of the federal cancer research dollars for this aggressive and near universally fatal monster.

    My prayers will be with this darling little sprite, “Mrs. Bieber”. And I pray she will be the one in 250 AT/RT victims who lives longer than two years post treatment. God bless Avalanna.

  • Liza

    Why does my comment say “moderation preview”? I have never seen references to moderated comments here.

    • sars

      I think the site registers certain keywords as questionable, requiring review. I’ve made multiple posts and some required reviewing and others didn’t.

  • Ellen

    He’s a good kid!

  • ChristineLA

    I agree, Trent. I was not a Bieber fan before this, but I have a tiny crush on him now. Good on him!

  • As a parent to a toddler with cancer I fell a little in love with the Biebs after reading this. Anybody willing to donate even just a little of their time to a child suffering from this horrible disease is a truly special person.

  • rOXy

    That is way beyond adorable. That last picture just says it all. The ways he’s hugging her and her gleeful smile radiates kindness and joy. I’m too old to be a fan of his music, but I do recognize talent and a giving heart. Way to go, JB. Prayers of healing for Avalanna.

  • BCDanielle

    How awesome is this! Sending healing vibes to Avalanna! <3

  • Ima forever big fan of bibier we love you :)

  • Elizabeth

    I love JB.

  • so cute just like JB :))

  • I love you JB please marry me.


  • Sarah

    I agree Trent. Not only does he have to be incredibly busy most of the time, but he’s also a teenage guy (no offense guys) who was willing to take time out of his day for a sick little girl he didn’t even know. What a moving gesture…

  • Astrid

    What a nice thing to do! He seems to really care about his fans.

  • JCZ

    I’m by no means a fan of his music or that rumoured bratty attitude, even the ‘swag’ he rocks, but I will give credit to the guy – not only is he dedicated to his job and seems quite talented for a kid his age, he has always seemed genuine to his fans. It seems like he is in majority of control with his Twitter account and whilst some posts can be ridiculous, he does preach a lot of self-belief which I think is great for a guy his age to be talking about & promoting to his younger fan base. He seems to have been that sorta person since day one.

    That last photo is very touching.

  • Jennifer

    This has made me a Belieber. No really, I didn’t really care for him before this, now I can’t help but like him.

    • Vicky

      Love or hate him as a person, his music… whatever… you cannot deny that this is a caring young man.

  • Panti Christ

    really sweet story, almost tear jerking. dammit beiber!