Harry Styles agrees to grant fan's dying wish
Harry Styles has made a terminally ill girl's dream come true by agreeing to record a video message for her.
Four-year-old Jessica Whelan from Oswaldtwistle in Lancashire, North West England, has been given just weeks to live in her battle against neuroblastoma - a rare type of cancer - and her dying wish was to meet the One Direction heartthrob.
Through the power of social media and with the help of family friend Chelsea Conlon, who made it her goal to get the 22-year-old pop star to meet his biggest fan, Harry's management contacted local radio station 2BR Lancashire and hours later Jessica's father received a phone call from the 'History' hitmaker himself, who said he would be honoured to record a FaceTime video and send it to their email.
A message posted on Facebook page 'Jessica Whelan - A fight against neuroblastoma', which was set up by Jessica's parents, read: "Well that was a surreal telephone call ...
An unknown number I answered for it to only be HARRY STYLES ringing from USA!!!
He wants to do a FaceTime or video recording for Jessica! The way she is at the moment I have told him that she would benefit more from a recording which he has said he will do for her and email to us! (sic)"
Talking about how the idea came about, Chelsea told the radio station: "I was looking at doing something different. I asked Jessica's mum if there was anyone she likes or an idol. And the response was Harry Styles."