HOLIDAY, FL (Jan. 9, 2014): Demi Lovato has her fans to thank for her recent win as the 2014 People’s Choice Awards Favorite Female Artist. Her dedicated fan base, The Lovatics, helped her grab the title, being named Favorite Musical Fan Following in the process. The former X-Factor judge, musician and actress, gives as much support as she gets by partnering with Kids Wish Network, a Florida-based charitable organization dedicated to infusing hope, creating happy memories, and improving the quality of life for children having experienced life-altering situations.
Lovato joined with Kids Wish Network when she granted the wish of a special “Lovatic”, 11-year-old Evelyn from Lake Villa, Ill. Evelyn was born with spina bifida, which has left her paralyzed from the knees down. In addition to using either arm braces or a wheelchair for mobility, Evelyn also suffers from hydrocephalus, a buildup of cerebrospinal fluid in the skull, and has undergone surgery to place a shunt in her skull. After connecting with Kids Wish Network, Evelyn revealed her only wish: to meet her favorite musician and actress, Demi Lovato.
Evelyn’s wish was granted when she met her idol while the star was on tour. Wearing an outfit inspired by Lovato’s lyrics, Evelyn was escorted backstage where she met with [Demi] Lovato. The star posed for photographs with Evelyn, signed autographs and gave her a few personal guitar picks.
“I had so much fun,” said Evelyn. “It was all so awesome!”
Jon, Evelyn’s dad, adds, “Demi was really sweet. Evelyn loved it!”
Kids Wish Network is proud to call Demi Lovato a “Guardian Angel” and congratulates her on her People’s Choice Award.
Every child deserves a chance at happiness; a wish is a way of bringing them that joy. If you would like to sponsor a child’s wish or if you know a child who is suffering from a life-threatening illness and may be in need of Kids Wish Network’s wish-granting services, please call (727) 937-3600 or toll-free (888) 918-9004.