Asia loves everything about music - whether it’s a beautiful ballad or a rocking dance number, music has always been a powerful thing in Asia’s life. So it was no surprise that when she was asked what her one true wish would be, she wished to go to the 2012 Grammy Awards in Los Angeles!
Asia’s trip to the Grammy’s was more than just a few seats in the balcony…it was an experience she’ll never forget! The trip began with a bang, when a beautiful limo arrived at her house to escort the entire family to the airport. According to mom, everyone in the house was running through the house, screaming, “We’re taking a limo to the airport!” What a surprise to start off the trip of a lifetime!
Asia and her family spent their first day in Los Angeles with three other families whose wishes were also to attend the Grammy’s. It was a unique way to celebrate such a momentous occasion, meeting kids who had been through the battle of a life-threatening medical condition just like Asia, and who shared her love of music so much that they too had wished to attend the Grammy’s.
For the next few days, Asia was treated like royalty. She had the chance to attend a private meet and greet with music artist Katy Perry, and she also was given special access to rehearsal for the artists performing at the Award Ceremony, which included The Band Perry, Bruce Springsteen, Carrie Underwood, Tony Bennett and even Chris Brown…wow! But of course, the best was yet to come…
Asia was treated like one of the stars with a high-end makeover prior to the big evening. She was also permitted to be down on the legendary Red Carpet to have up-front access to all the celebrities as they arrived at the Staples Center. Asia got to say hello to tons of music artists including Adele, Bruno Mars, Nicki Minaj, Jason Aldean, Adam Levine, and so many more! But the best moment was when Katy Perry arrived. Asia and the other wish kids had prepared bouquets of sunflowers for Katy as a thank you for the previous meet and greet. Katy came over, spent time with the kids, told them how beautiful they looked, and posed for the press photographers…for Aisa, it was just like being a celebrity!
Asia’s trip to the City of Angels for the 2012 Grammy Awards was an experience she and her family will never forget. Music has always been important to Asia - and now it will hold an even more special place in her heart!
Wish Granters: Martin & Arlene Papper
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