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She’s an ‘All-American Girl‘.
Carrie Underwood made the day of one her biggest fans, cancer-stricken eighth grader, Mackanzie Chan. They met at the Minnesota State Fair, after months of Chan’s classmates and teachers writing letters to Underwood’s record label, Sony Music Nashville.
Chan was diagnosed with cancer after she fell down in school twice in sixth grade for no reason. She found out she had a mass in her back that was pressing against her spine and one of her lungs.
She started chemotherapy, but it wasn’t successful. Doctor’s put her on medication to slow the growth of the tumors. Chan insisted she continue go to school while going through all of this, which is when her counselor, Jeff Winter, started “The Carrie Underwood Project“. He wrote to Sony, telling them about Chan’s story, and heard nothing.
He enlisted in the help of Chan’s classmates and teachers, and two days before the State Fair, he was contacted by Sony. Everything was handled quickly. Sony took care of admission to the State Fair, tickets to the show, money for gas, and accommodated the family’s needs. Chan’s father is wheelchair bound due to muscular dystrophy.
Underwood spent about a half hour talking with Mackanzie and her family. She will definitely remember and cherish this moment forever!
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