Evelyn was born with spina bifida, which has left her paralyzed from the knees down. She must use either a wheelchair or arm braces for mobility. In addition, Evelyn has hydrocephalus, which is a buildup of cerebrospinal fluid in the skull. In her 11 years, Evelyn has endured two surgeries: one to place a shunt in her skull to relieve the pressure caused by hydrocephalus as well as surgery to correct her clubfoot.
Evelyn’s only wish was to meet her favorite rock star and actress, Demi Lovato. Prior to meeting her idol, Evelyn was given the chance to pick out a brand new outfit to wear and she knew the dress that she wanted as soon as she saw it: a zebra-striped dress with a hot pink sash. She picked it out especially to wear with her matching hot pink Converse shoes, just like in Demi Lovato’s song “La La Land” where she sings the line “Who said I can’t wear my Converse with my dress?”
Meeting Demi Lovato was a real treat and she even got to meet the two other stars who were touring with her: “American Idol” runner-up David Archuleta and singing sensation Jordan Pruitt! For Evelyn, it was really a star-studded wish come true.