#WhatsAwesome is Blake Shelton keeping his promise to an 8-year-old fan! Last December, Blake Shelton promised a young cancer survivor, Sammy Hodgett, they would hang out when he was near his small Illinois town. Now, Sammy smiled from ear to ear as he read a concert invitation from Blake's team!
Sammy was diagnosed with T-Cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia three years ago, and had to relearn how to walk, talk and eat again after being in a coma for nearly six weeks.
Sammy's father Mike wrote a letter to CMT:
Dear Mr. Shelton,
It is difficult to find the words to express how thankful we are for everything that you have done. Sammy has been smiling non-stop ever since the concert last weekend. Every morning he asks if we get to go see Blake again today. You have made a huge impact in his life! It is wonderful to have something so amazingly good happen to him after the extremely long and difficult road he has traveled over the past three years. My wife and I were beyond excited to find out that we were all going to be able to go to the concert as a family. The meet-and-greet, backstage tour and floor seats were a once-in-a-lifetime moment for all of us. It was some much-needed, relaxing family time. It was the first time since his diagnosis that we were able to concentrate on being together, having fun and listening to great music, instead of the doctor appointments, hospital stays and chemotherapy sessions that have become our new normal. Blake, you have given Sammy such a wonderful experience and gift that we know he will remember forever. I am indebted to you, sir. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
God bless you.
Respectfully,Mike and Becky Hodgett
Hey Sammy!!! I can’t wait to meet you buddy!! https://t.co/qyD2GbzJMq— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) December 5, 2017