Keith Urban is a national treasure…both in Australia and America. Before playing in Toledo last week, Urban stopped by a Hospice center in the area. His biggest fan, 25-year-old Marissa English, originally had a ticket to she show. However, her health has been rapidly declining and she is now under the care of nurses. Marissa has been to several other shows in the past, and her nurses call her a superfan.
So, they took to social media to try to get word out to Keith.
@KeithUrban @mercy_health Keith will be in Toledo for a concert tomorrow (10/18). His “number 1 fan” is a patient here at St. Vs in Toledo! She had tix for the concert but is now facing hospice. Trying to reach out to see if Keith can possibly give this young girl her dying wish
— Laura Biel (@LauraBiel71) October 17, 2018
And Keith Urban got the message and came through big. He showed up to Mercy Health Children’s Hospital in Toledo Ohio before his concert. He serenaded Marissa and held her hand while he sang.
“We knew how important it was to Marissa to be at that concert,” said nurse Jan Cassity. “Since she wasn’t able to, we were hoping to try and find some way to have Keith make a connection with her.” According to ABC 10, doctors say Marissa has at most a year to live.