‘The Moral High Ground’: Pop Superstar Justin Bieber “Marries” Avalanna Routh, 6-Year-Old Girl Battling Brain Cancer
It was an early Valentine’s dream-come-true she’ll never forget as long as she lives.
Six-year-old Avalanna Routh is a brave little girl battling a rare form of brain cancer. She’s also a huge Justin Bieber fan. The Merrimac, Massachusetts girl is so enamored with Bieber that she let everyone know she wanted to make the pop superstar her husband. According to CBS Boston, doctors and nurses at a Jimmy Fund event last year even set up a “wedding” for Avalanna and Justin, replete with flowers, a guitarist, and even a life-sized Bieber poster.
All that was missing was Bieber himself.
To that end, a Facebook page with the earnest title “Get Avalana to Meet Justin Bieber” was launched last week. Within days, Bieber had heard about Avalanna and wasted no time in flying her and her family to New York to arrange a Valentine’s Day date. The pair played Candy Land– Bieber won– and exchanged autographs. He even let her style his hair.
“It’s great to meet Justin Bieber,” Routh– or should I say “Mrs. Bieber”– gushed.
Avalanna told Fox 25 Boston that when she told Justin she wanted to marry him, he replied, “I want you too.”
“He wants to be my husband,” she said.
“That was one of the best things I have ever done,” Bieber tweeted after the date. “She was AWESOME! Feeling really inspired now! #Mrs. Bieber.”
“Move over Brangelina, Javalanna is here,” Avalanna’s mother, Aileen Routh, told WHDH.
But fun and fantasy aside, Mrs. Routh knows that the real dream-come-true would be a cure for AT/RT, the rare form of brain cancer that has afflicted Avalanna since she was a baby.
“I think [Justin Bieber] is a great kid that took time out to do this, but remember cureATRT.org — we need to fund a cure. We need to find a cure and we need to do it now,” she told WHDH.
“You’ve opened your hearts… now please open your wallets,” she implored. “Any amount is not too small.”
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