Beyoncé FaceTimes with teenage cancer patient in touching video

Friends had campaigned to reach Beyonce and get her on the phone with Ebony Banks

Roisin O'Connor
Thursday 23 March 2017 10:08
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Beyonce FaceTimes with a teenage cancer patient
Beyonce FaceTimes with a teenage cancer patient

Beyoncé fulfilled the wish of a teenager with cancer by surprising her with a FaceTime phone call.

Ebony Banks, a senior high school student at Alief Hastings High School in Houston, Texas, has a rare form of stage four cancer.

Knowing that her dream was to meet Beyoncé, Ebony's friends set up a social media campaign using the hastag #EBOBMEETSBEYONCE in the hope of attracting the singer's attention.

"Beyoncé is one of her idols," fellow student Karina Gutierrez told local ABC affiliate KTRK-TV at the time. "She admires her so much, so we're trying to put that on Twitter and Instagram to get [her] attention.

Ebony (whose friends call her Ebob) has a rare form of stage four cancer

"We love Ebony. You don't really know what can happen with cancer. You don't know if it's going to go away or come back. It's a scary thought."

A few days after the hashtag trended, the Formation artist, who is currently expecting twins with husband Jay Z, surprised the student with the call.

In a heartwarming exchange that appeared on Beyoncé fan pages, Ebony is seen lying in a hospital bed saying "I love you dancing" to which the artist replies: "I love you."

The school's social media account tweeted: "Thank you to everyone who helped #ebobmeetsbeyonce @Beyonce."

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