Colts player gives Riley Kids chance to believe at Bieber concert
Justin Bieber performed for thousands at Bankers Life Fieldhouse Wednesday as part of "The Believe Tour." In the audience were a special group of kids who now believe that dreams come true.
When you're fighting cancer like seven-year-old Faith Wilson has been for almost two years, you miss out on many of the moments that make being a kid worth it.
"Going to the pool and swimming. And Kings Island, Holiday World," listed Faith.
That's why Wednesday night was so incredible.
It was the chance for Faith and nine other kids from Riley Hospital for Children to see Justin Bieber in concert, courtesy of Indianapolis Colts long snapper Matt Overton,
"These brave kids face the tough reality everyday and when I got to visit Riley during the last season, they really inspired me," said Overton.
Overton and 10 Riley patients and their parents went VIP to see Bieber perform for a crowd of thousands.
"This means so much to her. It's a dream come true for her," said Lutisha Wilson of the opportunity for her daughter.
"I love his music and I think he's really cute," added 10-year-old Kaitlyn Gornick.
For Kaitlyn, it was a chance to forget how hard it has been fighting leukemia for the past two years.
"I have to go to Riley quite a bit and I hate the needle part of it," she explained.
"We take it one day at a time. There are days she feels well and days she doesn't," said Kaitlyn's mother, Jeannie Taylor.
This was one of the good days for all of these kids. It wasn't just good, though, it was great.
"It's fun to me and I like Justin Bieber. He's my favorite," said Faith.
Because even when you have cancer, a teenage heartthrob is still a heartthrob.
The Believe Tour turned out to be just what the doctor ordered, a chance to believe, even if it was only for one night, that everything will be okay.