John Wall succeeds in helping young cancer patient meet Nicki Minaj (photos)
In early March, Washington Wizards star John Wall posted the above video to his Instagram account in an effort to get in touch with Nicki Minaj in order to help a young girl’s dream of meeting the pop star come true.
Damiyah Telemaque-Nelson, 5, has been undergoing chemotherapy and other treatments for Burkitt’s lymphoma, which she was diagnosed with last October.
An effort to allow the young girl to meet Minaj started with efforts from her mother, Kadisha Telemaque, who began a social media grass roots effort to get in contact with the musician.
Her attempts were boosted when Wall took to social media himself, lending his celebrity to the cause.
“I want to meet Nicki Minaj and I want one of her pink wigs,” Miyah says in the video, via D.C. Sports Bog.
“What’s up Nicki, my buddy Miyah has cancer, and Nicki, c’mon, help us out, help us get one of those pink wigs,” Wall said.
Shortly after Wall’s posts, Minaj responded.
Hi Miyah!!!! Let’s see what we can come up with for a pretty little princess. 😉 http://t.co/vfPiHtIs6U
— Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) March 7, 2014
And on Sunday, young Damiyah’s dreams were realized. She got to meet Nicki Minaj.
Minaj posted several photos of their encounter to her Instagram page.
Awesome. Big ups to Miss Minaj for taking the time to meet with this special young lady. And a big ups to Wall as well for helping make it happen.
[H/T Ball Don’t Lie]