Adele Pays Surprise Visit to a Seriously Ill Fan

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Whilst in Belfast for the start of her world tour, Adele took some time out to pay a surprise visit to a seriously ill fan.

12-year-old Rebecca Gibney has cerebral palsy, epilepsy and is bed bound. She is also blind, but what makes her happy is listening to Adele’s music day and night. Last year, Rebecca was given just six months to live, but has defied the odds.

When her mum Tracy heard that Adele would be touring in Belfast, she launched a social media campaign to try and get the singer to send Rebecca a message. Tracy received a call from Adele’s manager on Tuesday to say that the singer was on her way to their home.

photo credit: Tracy Gibney

Talking to the Belfast Telegraph, Tracy said: “I am in shock, I got my baby’s dream to come true. She was so nice, she could not have been nicer.”

“My daughter got to meet the person that she loved and that’s what I’ll always take with me for the rest of my life. Adele played with her hair, and held her hand and asked her all about Frozen. She was really lovely.” Tracy continued.

“It’s amazing. I’ll never forget it. And I do know that when Rebecca passes away she did get her dream come true,” Tracy said.

“It’s made me feel like I’m the best mummy in the world which I never felt. Adele told me I was the best mummy in the world too.”

Although Rebecca is too poorly to attend the concert, Adele also offered Tracy and family tickets for the show at the SSE Arena.

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Written by Katrina Rees

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