Target: Singer-songwriter and lead vocalist of Maroon 5, Adam Levine
Goal: Help Hannah Papenfuss, a young woman with cerebral palsy, to meet her favorite pop star Adam Levine.
Hannah Papenfuss has a big wish: to meet one of the most popular musicians of the decade, Adam Levine, the lead vocalist of American pop band Maroon 5. Hannah, who has cerebral palsy, recently applied to the Granted Wish Foundation at the urging of her good friend Brenna and requested to meet the star in person. The foundation is a national non-profit that grants wishes to individuals with chronic illnesses, and while they cannot grant every wish they receive, you can help make Hannah’s dreams come true. Add your name to the below petition urging Adam Levine to meet one of his biggest fans.
Fourteen-year-old Hannah was not content to simply submit her wish and wait for results, so she went one step farther, and with Brenna’s help posted a YouTube video to spread the message of her cause. Within two days, it gained over 10,000 hits. In the video, the girls showed support for Levine’s work on NBC’s “The Voice” and praised his talents as a songwriter. Hannah not only wishes to meet Levine, she would also like to tell him in person how much he has touched her life. She, too, is a talented songwriter and has performed at her church on different occasions, moving her audiences with meaningful music. Brenna, a social work student, claims that Hannah is “killer smart” and has much in common with Levine, who the girls hope will see the video.
Hannah also shared with viewers some effects of her illness, which has confined her to a wheelchair and left her with limited control of her muscles. Despite these restrictions, this young woman has shown tremendous strength by proving, as Brenna notes, that “having one limitation doesn’t lead to other limitations.” Sign this petition to Adam Levine and help Hannah’s wish come true.
Dear Adam Levine,
As one of the most popular musicians of the decade, it is no surprise that you have many fans around the globe. One fan in particular has submitted a request to the Granted Wish Foundation to meet you in person. Her name is Hannah Papenfuss, a young woman with cerebral palsy, and she has posted a video with her friend, Brenna, sharing with you the reasons she would like to meet you in person. Your songs and meaningful lyrics have touched her life and there is no one who appreciates them more than Hannah does.
Hannah is also a talented songwriter and would like to share with you one of her own pieces. While you are certainly busy performing hit songs and creating incredible records, I encourage you to take a day off of stardom to make Hannah’s wish come true. Please meet this beautiful young woman in person, and let her share her love of music with you.
[Your Name Here]
Photo Credit: Brenna Kjellberg