Fifteen-year-old Kennedy Brown from Houston, Texas has been battling cancer for the past two years. When faced with the fear of running out of time, her classmates decided to give Kennedy the full high school experience. She attended prom that they planned as a surprise and she was named prom queen. Also, Brown received an honorary diploma with a special private ceremony, but her one special wish was to meet rapper Drake.
Last week via social media, a hashtag campaign #DrakeforKen was launched to get Drake’s attention. A friend of Kennedy’s wrote:
“Hi. I am a student at Carnegie Vanguard High School in Houston, Texas. A friend of mine has a serious case of terminal brain cancer that she has been battling for a year and a half now. Just recently, she has gotten much worse. On Monday, we will be celebrating her life, and because she is only a freshman, we will be giving her the entire high school experience in one day (prom, graduation, etc.) She is your biggest fan, and it would mean so much to her if you could come meet her or at least send something. We aren’t sure how much time she has left; she has been in hospice and is immobilized. Please help! It would mean the world to her and all of us. Thank you #Drakeforken”
After a week, an update was posted stating that he had received the message and was in the process of recording something for her. But having everyone fooled, he actually flew out to Houston to meet Kennedy with a smile on his face. Kennedy was smiling ear to ear.
Check out the pictures of Drake granting Kennedy’s wish on the next page.