Bell gets Frozen for brain tumour patient
Kristen Bell has praised a young brain tumour patient for being “so brave”.
The 35-year-old actress famously voices character Anna in the hit 2013 family animation film Frozen, which reached astronomical success at the box office.
A six-year-old girl named Avery Huffman was diagnosed with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) last month, which is an inoperable brain tumour that will most likely lead to death.
And when Kristen caught wind of the tragic diagnosis, the star took it upon herself to make a difference in Avery’s life by leaving a sweet voicemail for her.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Kristen got into character as her Frozen persona Anna and told Avery in the message that her sister Queen Elsa was making the little girl an honorary princess. The star noted Avery was receiving the title for being a very “good girl and being so brave”. Kristen closed out the voicemail by stating she had to leave to “go build a snowman with Olaf”.
Kristen has long been a proponent of children’s welfare.
The Veronica Mars actress shares two daughters with her husband Dax Shepard, two-year-old Lincoln and seven-month-old Delta.
The couple have been involved in the fight against publication of their children’s pictures in tabloids with their #NoKidsPolicy campaign for quite some time, and they remain firm in their quest.
The House of Lies actress was also honoured at the Laughter is the Best Medicine event a few months ago for her efforts to improve women’s health in countries all over the world.
But Kristen accepted the award with humility.
“To be among that group I'm like pretty sure I'm a doctor now but I can't guarantee it," she joked to ET Online previously. "It's nice to be acknowledged, though I don't really feel special in any way. I feel like there are a lot of other mothers who stand up for what they believe in because they think they deserve to care for everyone.”
- Cover Media