Thursday, November 19, 2009
LEESBURG, GA (WALB) – A Lee county high school senior can hardly wait. Next month, she'll get to meet her favorite boy band.
Sandy McLendon has spina bifida. She's paralyzed from the waist down.
Her one wish in life is simple. She wants to meet the Jonas Brothers. Wednesday night she got a call from the Make-A-Wish foundation telling her that dream is about to come true.
We all have celebrity crushes, at least I know I do. But 17-year-old Sandy McLendon has three.
"It says sweet dreams Sandy, love always Joe Jonas." Sandy McLendon is describing her favorite pillow case. Yes, this teenager is a Jonas Brothers Fanatic.
"I've counted my pictures, I have 41 in all," she said. She loves all three. But says it's Joe that has her heart. She can even tell you his birthday on demand.
On December 12th Sandy and her best friend Kim will fly to Los Angeles to see the brothers in concert. They'll even get to meet the cuties. The Make-A-Wish Foundation called Wednesday night and told her the exciting news.
"We both just sat on the phone screaming for hours," she said.
If anyone deserves this, it's Sandy. She has spina bifida. She was born with her spine exposed.
"I can't feel my legs, I can't walk, and I'm paralyzed from the waist down," she said.
But Sandy never let her disabilities get her down. At 17 she can do almost everything on her own. She's even going to college next year.
"She's a big inspiration, she's full of life, she never gives up," said her friend Kim Tabb. BFFs, ready to embark on an trip they'll never forget.
"To be able to do this with her is heart warming," said Tabb.
"I didn't sleep last night at all," said McLendon. Why sleep? When your dreams are now a reality.
Sandy says posters like this one cover her wall you can barely see the paint anymore. When I asked her what she would say to the boys when she meets them, she said she has no idea. She just hopes she doesn't faint.
Thanks Cris for sending this.
Posted by J-Mag Blogger at 4:55 AM