For one young woman with Down syndrome, being able to attend the Selena Gomez concert was a dream come true. However, due to a low income, Angelica Finney had been unable to buy a ticket to the show at Saskatoon’s SaskTel Centre.
A local radio station, C95, heard her story and stepped up by giving her a pair of tickets to the show on Thursday. They also arranged for Finney to partake in an exclusive meet and greet with the celebrity singer.
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“To say [Angelica] loves music is an understatement, and to say she likes Selena Gomez is an understatement of an understatement,” read an email to C95 from Steve and Adele Patton, a couple of mentors to Finney.
“As most young adult special needs people, sometimes things are a bit tight, and things like Selena Gomez tickets are an outright luxury… It would how she says … Rock her world!”
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The Pattons request struck a chord with C95 which reached out to the promoter to see what they could do to make Finney’s dream a reality.
“Seeing Angelica’s reaction when she received the news brought joy to all of our faces. It’s in moments like this, you can’t help but smile knowing you made a big difference in someone’s life,” said C95’s program director Shyla Williams.
Gomez’s next stop on her tour is in Winnipeg at MTS Centre Friday.