By Tim Saunders on
Lizzy Lawton was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma in 2010, and was recently told she had a tumor in the brain. As a treat, Lizzy’s mother Meredith wanted to take her daughter to a U2 concert in Denver, but soon found she couldn’t afford it. One of her students heard about her wish and launched a fundraising campaign on CrowdRise.com to raise the money.
When CrowdRise founder Ed Norton heard about the campaign, he contacted Bono and Live Nation and upgraded their tickets and gave them backstage passes and a limo ride to the gig.
“When we got into the limo, there were gift bags, and one of them had an iPod in it for Lizzy,” Lizzy’s mother told People.com. "She was over the moon about the iPod – then we found out we got to go backstage!
“Bono kneeled down and kissed Lizzy’s hand. I don’t really know if you can call a rock star a sweetie pie, but that’s what he was…
“A lot of people just walk by because they don’t know what to say and they’re uncomfortable with dealing. These guys weren’t uncomfortable. In the back room, they weren’t even celebrities, they were just sweet, kind human beings being sweet and kind to other human beings.”
Lizzy also got to meet Peyton Manning backstage at the show.
To see photos and read more, head over to People.com.
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