Saturday, September 29, 2012

Six-year-old 'Mrs. Bieber' dies of brain cancer

Sep 26, 2012
By Olivia Barker, USA TODAY
Updated 2d 8h ago


 Big day today. Tonight is for my angel.#mrsbieber


Published on Sep 26, 2012 by 
Justin Bieber paid tribute to the self-styled 'Mrs. Bieber' Avalanna Routh, who passed away from cancer at the young age of 6 recently. Her biggest wish before dying was to meet Bieber and she did in 2011 on Valentine's Day. The two spent the day together and kept in touch via iChat. They even met again this year on the Today Show.

Sad news to share: Six-year-old Avalanna Routh, aka "Mrs. Bieber," who got to meet her idol as she battled a rare form of brain cancer, died Wednesday morning, her family announced on Twitter: "Oh Avalanna, the brightest star -- you took our hearts with you, our greatest Love."

While Avalanna was being treated at Boston's Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, staff there helped her stage a mock wedding, with the little girl wearing a "Future Mrs. Bieber" T-shirt next to a portrait of the pop star and under a banner that read, "Just Married." A social media frenzy brought Avalanna and Bieber together in New York, after which Bieber tweeted, "she was AWESOME! Feeling really inspired now! #MrsBieber."

Avalanna suffered from a fast-growing atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumor. Only 30 new cases, typically in young children, are diagnosed nationally every year.

Avalanna "was diagnosed when she was 18 months and responded to initial treatment for quite a while, but the cancer kept coming back and ultimately she was no longer responsive," Dana-Farber's Charles Robert told the Associated Press. The girl died at home in Merrimac, Mass.

"She was a very courageous young person who lived her life with grace and determination," the institute said in a statement to the AP. "By generously sharing her story, she raised awareness worldwide about atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumors and articulated the need for greater research of this rare cancer."

Justin Bieber Tweets About His ‘Angel’ Avalanna Routh

Justin continues to share his thoughts on the tragic passing of sweet Avalanna, his “Mrs. Bieber,” posting a touching photo of the two on his Twitter account. When Justin Bieber heard the tragic news that Avalanna Routh had sadly passed away from her battle with brain cancer on Wednesday, Sept. 26, he immediately took to Twitter to express his sadness over the loss of the sweet girl he referred to as his “wifey.”
Justin Bieber Avalanna Routh Death

A day later, Justin has continued to share his thoughts. On Thursday, Sept. 27, Justin posted a touching photo of himself with “Mrs. Bieber,” with an accompanying message that read, “My angel.” So sweet. Justin had previously tweeted, “Just got the worst news ever. one of the greatest spirits i have ever known is gone. please pray for her family and for her. RIP Avalanna. I love you. Please show respect to her and her family. Say a prayer for her and for them. I miss her,” on Sept. 26. Our thoughts remain with Avalanna’s family during this tragic time.

Justin Bieber Gives Six-Year-Old Fan Her Valentine’s Day Wish By ‘Marrying’ Her

Tue, February 14, 2012 12:57pm EDT by Hollywood Life Staff
[PICS] Justin Bieber And Avalanna Routh ' Mrs. Bieber'

Move over Selena Justin’s into girls with chubby cheeks! One of Justin’s biggest Beliebers finally got her wish: The cancer patient got ‘married’ to the pop star for Valentine’s Day! When Justin Bieber, 17, got word that Avalanna Routh, 6, was campaigning to meet him via Facebook, he flew her and her family from Boston to New York to show her the lovin’!
Biebs met the self-proclaimed “Mrs. Bieber” and spent time playing boardgames, exchanging autographs, and eating cupcakes with her. Apparently, this once-in-a-lifetime meeting signified for her that the two were officially “married.” “That was one of the best things i have ever done. she was AWESOME! Feeling really inspired now!” he tweeted on Feb. 13.
“#MrsBieber really inspired me.” According to the Daily Mail, Avalanna has a rare, aggressive form of brain cancer called ATRT (atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumor) and has been undergoing radiation and chemotherapy. This heartwarming gesture isn’t the first time Biebs has 

shown how much he loves 
his fans. Last December, he held a Christmas concert and donated $100K — with toys in tow — to a low-income school in Las Vegas. He proves again that his gratitude for his fans — even the smallest of ‘em — are top priority!


Posted at 1:53 PM on February 14, 2012  
I have never really heard any Bieber songs (country fan) but this is the most heartfelt thing for such a young man to do, this will be a perfect memory for this beautiful little girl. Bless both your hearts and Bieber….keep up the good work. You WILL be an amazing father someday!! Your momma must be as proud of you as so many of your fans are. I guess that now makes me a fan too :o)

Roseann Capurro Vuotto ·  Top Commenter · NYU
God bless Justin Bieber. Although not highly publicized, this boy spends a great deal of his free time visiting sick children in hospitals as is evidenced in the case of Avalanna. He deserves a great deal of credit and respect, and he certainly has mine. His heart is definitely in the right place, and his manager keeps him grounded. RIP Avalanna, I'm glad you had the experience of being 'Mrs. Bieber' before you left us. And thank you, Justin, for all you do for the sick children, you are an inspiration.

Donna Demmin Church ·  Top Commenter
Rest with the angels sweet little Avalanna..and God bless Justin for the selfless and wonderful act that probably brought joy into her last days.

Posted at 8:16 PM on September 27, 2012  
This is so incredibly sad. He must be taking this so hard. I think it’s lovely that he’s doing a dedication to her on his tour. He genuinely cared about that little girl and he needs to know what a difference he makes. Her parents will always remember that he did all he could to give her a reason to be happy in the end. He’s a great guy and I am very proud to be a fan. I’m glad that someone with a heart of gold, like Justin, is in the position he’s in and is able to help so many people, especially children. He’s an amazing person.

Posted at 8:39 PM on September 27, 2012  
My prayers are with the family of little Mrs Bieber. bless her family.
Justin you are a real sweet heart the love you have shown this little girl means so much.
you are so sweet. God Bless You.

Posted at 7:54 PM on September 28, 2012  
Crying right now, even though I never met her, I loved her, I feel soo bad for her family, Justin, and anyone else who truely loved her. Avalanna, you will be in my prayers, the door to heaven in open for you. I know you are in heaven right now, thanking everyone who loved you..I’m sorry to everyone who lost this amazing little girl in their life. She was sooo amazing!!!

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