Teen battling cancer enlivened by Jonas Brothers’ visit


HERSHEY, Pa. (WHTM) – A 16-year-old girl who received a special hospital visit from the Jonas Brothers when she couldn’t make their concert in Hershey says it was an experience she’ll never forget.

Lily Jordan spoke about her special moment on Tuesday. She had tickets to Saturday’s concert but couldn’t go because of her chemotherapy treatments at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. She was diagnosed with cancer at age 12.

“I bought tickets for the Jonas Brothers because I am always listening to the Jonas Brothers,” Jordan said Tuesday. “I was really bummed. It’s just like every one of those things that you have to miss from chemo. It’s just another defeat.”

But Jordan had an idea.

“This started off as a joke,” she said. “I was bored in my hospital room and had this idea of wouldn’t be funny if I reached out to the Jonas Brothers and said, hey, I’m missing your concert, but I’m a block away.”

Her Instagram post spread quickly.

“We were viral, I guess you could say.”

Viral enough to catch the eyes of the brothers. Nick, Joe and Kevin walked into Jordan’s room before the concert.

“The power of social media really is incredible,” she said.

“I didn’t feel sick anymore. It was crazy. The adrenaline was just — my body was like, and we’re good!”

Jordan and the brothers talked about her favorite songs and snapped a few photos. She later said on Instagram that the visit made her life.

And maybe her celebrity visits aren’t over.

“Ellen, if you’re watching? Ellen?” she said.

Meet Lily Jordan, a 16-year-old battling cancer at Penn State Children’s Hospital in Hershey, PA who recently got a visit from the Jonas Brothers! As Christine McLarty reports, Lily’s meeting with the Jonas Brothers went viral after their visit during childhood cancer awareness month. Lily uses social media as a platform to educate others what it’s like to be a kid with cancer. You can follow Lily’s journey on Instagram at @ljsworkinprogress. Watch more tonight on ABC27 News. Click here to watch the moment Lily met the Jonas Brothers: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.abc27.com/news/jonas-brothers-surprise-teen-battling-cancer-at-penn-state-childrens-hospital/amp/

Posted by ABC27 News on Tuesday, September 3, 2019
ABC27’s Christine Mclarty got a one-on-one with Lily. Hear more of her story here! Watch Lily’s full meeting the Jonas Brothers in the video below.

Video courtesy of the Jordan family.

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