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Ringo Starr made a wish come true for a young brain cancer survivor last week when he gave him a set of drums.

Ringo met young brain cancer patient Alexx Kipp as part of a Make-A-Wish Foundation wish last Thursday to launch a new partnership between the charity and Hard Rock International.

Playing drums had played a major part in helping Alexx get through his treatment, and his wish to meet Ringo was punctuated by a surprise gift from the Beatle drummer – a brand new drum set.

Ringo and Alexx
Ringo and Alexx

“It’s huge,” said Ringo, referring to the work Make-A-Wish does with sick children. “It puts you in your place. You think you’ve got a cold — you’re all, ‘Oh, what about me?’ Then you help these kids….You think of the families. I’ve got children too, and it’s got to be hard.”

As part of the new partnership between Make-A-Wish and Hard Rock International, Hard Rock locations will sell new T-shirts and pins designed by Ringo, with 15% of proceeds being passed on to Make-A-Wish through Ringo’s Lotus Foundation. View the shirts here.

Source: LA Times

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