Pause The Wanted’s “I Found You” for a second, and queue up an
emo reflective song from their fellow Brit, Adele. Tom, Max, Siva, Jay and Nathan are using their celebrity to give back, and they have a tear-jerking story about Ruby Owen they’d like to share.
The Wanted Tweeted:
Ruby is a little girl who was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2009. She was two-years-old. Ruby won the hearts of people in her native United Kingdom, and thousands helped raise £300,000 for her to fly to America for special treatment. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look as if that treatment is going to work. The BBC reported in October that little Ruby is expected to have a few weeks to live.
You can see why The Wanted had to get involved with this. Ruby’s mom and dad are asking for donations to The Donna Louise Children’s Hospice, which is where their daughter is currently staying.
“The care that Ruby is receiving here is amazing,” her parents wrote. “When the time comes to say goodbye to Ruby, we want to help ensure that this place can carry on helping many more families just like us.” They explain that the hospice needs £2.4 million each year to keep going, because it’s charity-run, and even offered to help anyone looking to start a fundraiser.
So nowww you can get The Wanted all turnt up, and host a charity dance-a-thon perhaps! Or blast it as you clean your room looking for spare change? You can also help bring a smile to a hospitalized child’s face by making them a card. Take action below for more details.
Ruby and her family are in our thoughts — stay strong, Martin Family!
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