Chance The Rapper Gives Terminally Ill Teen Coldplay Tickets
Mon, 21 Aug 2017 12:03:57
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What a guy! Chance the Rapper has spent the last year showing everyone how a superstar should act. From helping to save music streaming service SoundCloud to donating over one million dollars to Chicago Public Schools to holding a competition for students that allowed them to participate in the process of creating a music video for his collaboration with Jamila Woods, "LSD", it's clear that the Illinois native is setting an example everyone should be following.
He continued on this shining path last week when he gave terminally ill Heidi Hernandez tickets to see her favorite band Coldplay in concert. Despite battling a failing liver due to primary sclerosing cholangitis — a disease she's been fighting since the age of three — the 17-year-old works at the Lou Malnati's Pizzeria near Midway International Airport. Her manager was able to get in touch with Chance and asked for his help in getting her tickets, which the rapper successfully procured and gave to her when they met at the airport.
In an interview with Chicago's ABC7 News, Hernandez discussed the origins of her love for Coldplay: "I got into a really bad depression where I wouldn't even be able to go to school. And I just started listening to their music and it made me feel a lot better."
Chance really is a super hero!
—The ARTISTdirect Staff