‘King of Country’ George Strait sends a video to a dying Texas girl, says he’s praying for her
The "King of Country" music, George Strait, is praying for a terminally ill Texas girl, thanks to the help of a Fort Worth police officer.
On Monday, the Facebook page "Heroes and Cops Against Childhood Cancer" posted a video message from the country superstar, wishing her well and thanking her for being a fan.
"I hope you get better real soon, and remember I love you," Strait said.
The Facebook page is run by Damon Cole, a Fort Worth police officer, who dresses up as superheroes and visits terminally ill children.
The child, an 10-year-old from Midland named Bella, has two weeks to live, according to a GoFundMe page dedicated to a final trip for the girl and her funeral arrangements. The page says her health challenges began at birth, but significantly worsened this summer. Her full list of terminal conditions are cerebral palsy, epilepsy, hydrocephalus with two shunts, brain malformation, osteoporosis, chronic intestinal pseudo obstruction and neurogenic bowels.
Last week, Cole posted a video to the Facebook page explaining that Bella listens to Strait every night. He asked for help in contacting Strait, and requested all comments about the girl use the hashtag #HeroBella. Cole's video was viewed 13,000 times and shared more than 400 times.
Cole said he will be flying to Midland this weekend to visit Bella dressed as Batman and Superman.
According to the Facebook page, Bella and her family traveled to California this week to visit Disneyland and go to the beach as a final trip together.