18-year-old Kaitlyn, diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, joins her favorite artist on tour
Whether she is scribbling song lyrics or strumming the guitar, Kaitlyn is an imaginative teen who marches to her own beat. In her quest for creative magic, Katie looks to her musical hero for inspiration: Jason Mraz.
When Katie learned that she could express a wish, she asked to meet the singer/song-writer on tour. Katie battles cystic fibrosis, a progressively debilitating disease. Although every day is a challenge, Katie finds strength in Mraz’s lyrics and life choices. Mraz is not only a celebrated musician, but also a strong advocate for healthy eating. As Katie sweetly noted, he has “a beautiful voice and an avocado farm!”
Katie’s “wish day” began with a limo ride to the concert venue, where she and her family were invited to visit Mraz’s personal trailer before the show. Katie met Mraz, his band, and the crew – including his chef, Tricia, who shared cooking tips with Katie’s mostly-vegetarian family!
During the concert, Mraz played all of Katie’s requested songs. Mraz even dedicated a special song to his courageous fan, telling the audience, “This one’s for Katie.” With stars in her eyes and hope in her heart, Katie’s one true wish was fulfilled.