15-year-old Karinya is a huge fan of Florence and the Machine. She was schedule to go to the band’s concert at in Austin, Texas.
Every day, she asked staff at the Hospice Austin the same question.
“Do you think I’ll be able to go? Do you think I’ll be able to go?” repeated Melinda Marble, one of the staffers who coordinated the event.
Karinya’s cancer got the best of her and she had to miss the concert.
That’s when staff members at Hospice Austin reached out to the musician and Florence was happy to come.
Florence and her guitarist sang to Karinya for 45-minutes with some of her closest friends and family singing backup.
“All of us were crying. All the staff were crying,” said Marble. “They brought our patient some tee shirts, a hoodie and a bag, a poster. Our patient wanted Florence to sign her arm with permanent marker so it wouldn’t come off and so Florence did,” said Marble.