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Last weekend, Luke Bryan took time away from his Kill The Lights Tour to make a wish come true for an 8-year old Iowa boy.
Joseph Donachricha was born at 23 weeks and weighed just one pound and seven ounces. He has mild cerebral palsy and epilepsy and has spend most of his life in the hospital with various other medical issues. Luke Bryan’s music has helped the young fan get through some of his most difficult days.
Earlier this year, Donachricha from Mason City, Iowa, launched a viral video called “Mojo’s Wish” that he hoped would reach Luke Bryan. In the video, Joseph asked Bryan to visit his school dressed as the school’s mascot. The video eventually reached Bryan, thanks to fans who posted the story to his social media pages. While Bryan didn’t get to visit the elementary school, but did give Donachricha a day he will never forget.
A listener of a local radio station donated two tickets for Joseph and his mom to attend the Luke Bryan concert at the University of Northern Iowa. During the tour stop, the singer took the time to meet Donachricha.
“Joseph ran up to him saying, ‘I made it Luke! I made it,’” Joseph’s mom, Sheree Brussa told the Globe Gazette. “He just charged him when Luke walked in.”
“Everybody in the lobby knew this little boy and people wanted to take pictures with him,” Brussa said.
Unfortunately, Joseph wasn’t able to attend the concert, but he was thrilled just being able to meet Luke Bryan.
“It was too much for him, with the firecrackers and all that. Oh, but he’s telling everyone he made it!” Joseph’s mother continued, “It was so beautiful and it’s overwhelming. All the small medical details, all the pain this child has endured and will endure, I finally got to see joy and that means the world to me.”