Audriana is a selfless child with a big heart. She has dreams just like any other 6 year-old. She wishes not for a cure to save her life but wishes only to meet her favorite singer, Katy Perry.
Since Oct. 16, there has been a campaign on Twitter to get Audriana to meet Katy. The campaign has so far been unsuccessful and needs more help. The goal is to overload Katy Perry’s Twitter account with requests to meet this special little girl. Anyone can help. Tweet the hash tag #HelpAudrianaMeetKaty to get this trending.
PSU Hazleton THON members have been a part of Audriana’s life as pen pals. The student pen pals send her care packages, visit her in the hospital, and when Audriana is able, she even attends some of THON’s events at PSU Hazleton’s campus – the 5K HazleTHON run, the Santa and Nittany Lion photo shoot, bingo, and a Bowl-A-Thon. Needless to say, she is familiar with THON and the Penn State Hazleton family.
Unfortunately, despite her involvement with THON, she is not a THON child because she receives treatment at Geisinger. All those canning weekends, all those events, and all that money raised for children with cancer – she receives none of it. THON’s proceeds go to The Four Diamonds Fund, which provides money for families battling cancer at the Hershey Medical Center. This money helps families with medical bills, gas, utilities, and most importantly, research in order to combat the disease in the future with a cure. Audrianna and her family still show their support for THON.
It is the hope of the PSU HN THON pen pals that everyone comes together for this one cause. If everyone helps, all of PSU HN’s efforts just might be able to make Audriana’s wish come true.