I posted this on Carrie Underwood's fan club after an amazing experience at the Detroit concert 10/04
It looks long but very worth your time to read about Carrie's act of kindness
So I was last in the M&G line in Detroit on 10/04, and Matt comes down with a little extra someone, a little girl and her Aunt. The girl was 4 and she was so excited, so I let her go ahead of me. She was so cute jumping around asking Matt where Carrie was, (she was around the corner) and I bent down and asked her "are you excited to meet Carrie"? In the cutest little voice she said "yes are you"?
I had notice that she had nothing for Carrie sign as they came down at the last minute, I asked her "do you have something for Carrie to sign"? the Aunt said "no just the tickets".
So knelt down again asked the girl her name and she told me. I had brought my CR cd cover, so I said "Haley would you like this page out of my cd book"? Her eyes were so big when she said "yes please". "This is only a small picture of Carrie and her dog, his name is Ace but at least you'll have a picture, (the pic of Carrie and Ace next to TMBIM lyrics) and then you can talk to her about her dog" I said. She then proceeded to talk cutely about what she thought Ace would be like, then started playing hop scotch on the floor asking Matt to play with.
Her Aunt was very appreciative while slightly tearing up. She told me that Haley was supposed to meet Carrie at MSU this past April but it didn't work out with the Make A Wish Foundation, as Haley has leukimia. My heart sank for that little girl in the cowboy hat and cute blonde curls hanging out. So we had talked a little about it and she said that, that was what Haley asked for from The MAWF, all she wanted was to go to a Carrie concert and meet her. So it worked out this time.
Now was Haley's turn, it was just them and me left. She ran super fast to Carrie, who of course had the biggest smile bent down to give her a very long tender hug. I was almost crying and Carrie didn't even know about the cancer. So she talked to her and signed her tickets and Haley gave her the pic, while the Aunt was telling her about The MAWF. Carrie had no negative or sad reaction she went on with Haley like she wasn't there because of the inevidable. It was very thoughtful of her to treat her that way. Then as they are almost done Haley see's a Little Mermaid bag on the table and asks what's inside, Carrie looks in and says some letters, asking her if she like the LM cause Carrie does and she said yes. When Carrie opened the bag it started to play from the movie the music to Under The Sea, Carrie started to dance and act silly, Haley was laughing and dancing, then Carrie sang the whole song to her while they danced. Now I was tearing up. The song was done Carrie knelt down asked for one last hug, and said " so you know the words to AAG"? She said she didn't. Carrie told her "if I ask you to come on stage with me will you dance with me again and maybe you could say the words AAG when I tell you"? She of course said "yes". Matt gave them the instructions cause he usually picks the child to go up. Then they were leaving Carrie told her "I will see you on stage", Haley adorablely said "see you on stage".
I went up and the first thing I said was "that is one amazing kid", Carrie said "that's for sure". Talking and meeting Carrie was amazing in its self but to witness that act of kindness was just awesome.
I forgot Haley showed her the necklace her mother gave her, and Carrie told her she loved it. So when Haley got onstage Carrie mentioned the necklace right away. I am going to put it up on youtube, you should watch now that you know the story behind it, it makes it so much better, I cried while recording.
Carrie is an ANGEL for Hayleyhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCD58C8MAGg
There is an up close video of Hay's and Carrie and if you just watch Carrie's face she is just so happy for Hay's this one made me cry. AGAINhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExUNtrGQ_Oo
It gets better Hayley's mother got in touch with me, also they are talking about it on the local radio station and put it on the blog website.
Hayley's mother has given me permisson to link you to Hayley's youtube videos http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rJbcLHwRbMhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGHAcP70pOc
she is so cute and amazing I hope to talk with her soon
thank you Carrie for bringing us together!!!
Well guys I talked to Hayley's (Hay's) mom for over an hour and she is just as amazing as her daughter, she was very thankful for the story and the video. She got a phone call this morning telling her it was on the internet she rushed home to see it. She commented on youtube and a private message to me. She then went and joined the fan club immediately.
She express her appreciation of all of you. Hay's has not stop talking about the concert, her mom showed her the video, she loved. I told her to listen to the radio cause they are still talking about it. She told me Hay's unfortunate story, as horrible we think it is for them, they are so positive and happy. I could hear Hay's talking in the back. I told her the story from beginning to end obviously alot more happened at the meet and greet, I packed all the major stuff in so it wouldn't be a novel. We bacame fast friends and are definitley going to keep in touch. I will keep you guys posted. Keep up the great comments the mother loves reading them.
Thanks to all of you from me, you've played a major part in making this story so much better.
Just to let everyone know little Hay's is in remission right now after lots of medical treatments that will continue for the next three years in which she has to be closely monitored, after a long four months where she couldn't leave the house except to go to the hospital where the stays would sometimes be lengthly. Her mother is now teaching Hay's about giving back they went to a blood drive and smart little Hay's having to grow up so fast had a million questions about where her blood came from and how it all works. Hay's is still talking about the concert and meeting Carrie.
Thanks again to everyone this is defintely a great club to be a part of. You all should be proud!!!!!