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Katy Perry is officially the nicest human being on Earth. Prepare yourself, this story is an absolute tear-jerker.

The pop singer is currently on tour and had a concert set in Australia, but one fan could not attend.

Little Grace had bought tickets to see the show with her mum over a year ago, but unfortunately, she’s been battling a brain tumour all year.

Her sister, Tiana, immediately took action and was determined to get Grace the concert she had been dreaming of for so long.

“RETWEET PLEASE! my baby sister is meant to attend @katyperry concert in Adelaide this year but was diagnosed with a 6cm Brain tumour and has been battling all year,

“Grace has love been Katy’s biggest fan since she was 3, please help us try and get in contact with @katyperry,” Tiana tweeted on July 24th.

The Internet came to her aid and eventually, the news reached Katy Perry herself.

Just yesterday, the popstar came down to Grace’s house and gave her a private concert!


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Katy introduced herself to the whole family, commending Tiana for shaving her head to raise money for her sister’s treatment.

The singer also said that little Grace was ‘the first person’ she had ever given a private concert in their home.

In the video, Katy is seen laughing and hanging out with all the kids and singing her hit song “Firework” while holding Grace’s hand.

Grace and Tiana’s mum thanked Katy and gave her a big hug for doing this for her daughter.

‘The power of the Internet’ that Katy captioned her photo can truly be attributed to the power of sisterhood.

Tiana probably wanted to cheer up her little sis in any way she could, and her constant posting with the hashtag #helpgracemeetkatyperry spread like wildfire.

We wish Grace the best of luck with her recovery and are so glad that she has such an awesome sister and supportive family surrounding her.


In a moving interview with People, E! News anchor, Maria Menounos, revealed that she recently underwent brain surgery after an MRI scan revealed she had a brain tumour.

The TV presenter was in the process of caring for her mother, who has stage 4 brain cancer, in February when she began experiencing symptoms which caused her grave concern.

"I’d been getting lightheaded on set and having headaches," she explained. "My speech had gotten slurred and I was having difficulty reading the teleprompter.”


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Acutely aware of her mother's diagnosis, 39-year-old Maria communicated her concerns to a physician who immediately acted on them, and sent the anchor for an MRI scan.

Tragically, Maria learned she had a brain tumour – a discovery which she said she struggled to comprehend.

"I didn’t cry. I actually laughed,” she recalled. “It’s so surreal and crazy and unbelievable that my mom has a brain tumour – and now I have one too?”

On June 8, Maria underwent a seven-hour surgery which allowed her surgeon to remove 99.9 per cent of the tumour.

Maria explained that while she's not entirely out of the woods, she's incredibly optimistic about her future.

Referring to her consultant's prognosis, Maria explained: "He said there’s a six to seven percent chance that we’ll see it come back. But I’ll take those odds any day.”


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Deciding to stand down from her position on the popular entertainment channel, Maria is now focussing on her recovery.

"My face is still numb. This is something that takes at least a month of healing, but I’m getting stronger and stronger every day and I’ll be back to normal very soon.”

Encouraging the public to take responsibility for their health and welfare, she said: "I tell people all the time if your car is making a weird noise, you take it to the mechanic. How come when our body is making weird noises, we ignore it?"



Tara Palmer-Tomkinson has revealed she's had a year-long battle with a brain tumour.

The 44-year-old had treatment for a non-malignant growth in her pituitary gland back in January, and has joyfully revealed it has finally cleared.

However, the socialite told The Daily Mail that when she received her diagnosis, she feared for her life.

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“I went to the doctors to talk about my latest blood test results when I got back from skiing in January. I said: 'What does this mean? Can you translate it?' And the doctor said: 'As I suspected, you have a brain tumour'.

“I got terribly frightened. I started thinking, 'I'm going to die, I'm going to die. I've only got a couple of weeks to live.' Stuff like that.

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“I actually feel very lucky. My growth was non-malignant but it affected the production of prolactin [a hormone]. I’ve been with people who have malignant brain tumours so I don’t want to be like, “Hey look at me”.

“I have been luckier. I’ve taken medication and thankfully, it seems to have gone away for now.”

We're glad Tara has made it through that battle.


Still aged just 39, and with two young sons aged four and six, Joanna Anesti works at Maxus in Dublin, a leading media agency.

Last August, the otherwise healthy young woman began to experience seizures – which became more frequent as the weeks went by.

Concerned, she sought treatment, and shortly before Christmas, doctors made their diagnosis: advanced Glioblastoma multiforme. In short, they had discovered not one but two tumours on her brain.

And while she has since endured five months of gruelling treatment, the tumours have only expanded. More worryingly, a third growth has recently been identified. 

Understandably, Joanna’s outlook does not look overly positive. Indeed, doctors have now told her that she has just six months to live.

However, she and her family believe there is still a glimmer of hope: namely an innovative surgical trial in Belgium. Desperately short on time, the DCU-graduate hopes to travel there next month – if she can raise the eye-watering six-figure sum needed to cover her medical bills.

The initial surgery to remove the tumours will run to €50,000 alone, while other associated costs will stretch to further €150,000.

And although there is currently no cure for Joanna’s condition, the influential US health watchdog, the FDA, has approved the Belgium trail.

She has so far raised €20,000 – with one anonymous donor contributing a generous €5,000 lump sum.

Joanna herself remains remarkably upbeat too. "I believe that death is not the biggest loss in life," she writes on her blog, hopeforjoanna.com. "The biggest loss is the energy that dies within us every day while we are still alive.

"I’ll keep fighting and hoping no matter what the doctors tell me. Just because I am a natural born fighter and positive believer!"

You can find out more about her cause and donate here.