Maroon 5 Made a Terminally Ill Teen's Wish Come True Just a Day Before She Succumbed to Cancer
Ted Perry of Milwaukee's FOX 6 posted a lengthy note on Facebook describing a touching interaction Adam Levine had with a terminally ill teen several years back
Just before making their Super Bowl halftime show debut on Sunday — for which they pledged to match Travis Scott and the NFL’s $500,000 charitable donation — a news anchor from Wisconsin shared another good deed from Maroon 5.
Ted Perry of Milwaukee’s FOX 6 posted a lengthy note on his Facebook page Sunday describing a touching interaction the “Girls Like You” hitmakers reportedly had with a terminally ill teen named Sarah several years earlier.
“Sarah wanted to meet Adam Levine who was coming to Milwaukee THAT night. Calls were made. Make a Wish reached out. Adam Levine was contacted,” Perry wrote. “He’d never had such a request but said sure, he’d be honored.”
Perry wrote that Sarah, her friends and her mother were brought to the venue for a special meet and greet before their concert. “Adam and the band met Sarah, took pictures, and then he made sure she was comfortable right off the wings of the stage. He looked over often, checked in on her periodically, smiled her way…made her feel like a queen. My friend says her daughter was so happy that night. Make a Wish did an amazing job. Adam Levine could not have been more of a gentleman.”
According to Perry, the young girl died the following day.
“I personally didn’t think much one way or another about Adam Levine until I heard this story,” Perry concluded. “But I know there are a lot of haters and Twitter will be full of snide remarks about the show. I”m going to remember what he did for a young woman to make her final night on earth so special.”
Make-A-Wish Wisconsin did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.
“When we accepted the responsibility to perform at the SBHTS, I took out my pen and just wrote,” the caption began. “Some of the words that came to me in that moment eventually made their way onto the incredible lanterns that flew high and low tonight.”
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“We thank the universe for this historic opportunity to play on the world’s biggest stage. We thank our fans for making our dreams possible,” the message continued, noting, “And we thank our critics for always pushing us to do better. One Love. ❤️”