Supporters Urge One Direction to Visit 6-Year-Old Cancer Patient in Boston

One Direction members, from left, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, Zayn Malik and Niall Horan, performed on ABC's "Good Morning America"in New York. –Charles Sykes/Invision/AP

One Direction is playing a trio of shows at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough this week as part of the “Where We Are’’ stadium tour, but one of the group’s biggest fans won’t be in the crowd and her supporters are asking the boy band for a special favor.

Six-year-old Madison “Madi’’ Bergstrom was gifted with a pair of tickets for Saturday’s concert, but her ongoing battle with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia has forced her into the ICU at the Dana-Farber Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, so she won’t be able to attend.

The Stoughton native and her mother, Shauna McLaughlin, had planned to go to the concert for months. When asked how much she loved One Direction in a video posted by Shauna, Madi replied, “Like to the moon!’’ Check out more of Madi’s story in the NECN video above.


A Facebook page was created on Aug. 5 named “Ask One Direction to visit Madi,’’ and the About page keeps it simple and to the point, “Madi is 6, & fighting cancer for the 2nd time. She had tix to see them this weekend, but is unable to now, due to complications. Let’s get them to her!’’

So far, it has been liked more than 8,000 times.

The hashtag #1DtoMadi has caught on like wildfire on Twitter, but we haven’t seen word from any of the Directioners — yet.

This wouldn’t be the first time One Direction made the wishes of a sick child come true. In June, the group met with 53 young fans battling severe or life-threatening medical issues before their concert at Wembley Stadium, answering questions and posing for pictures.

We’re guessing the group will be staying in Boston, which would mean they’d only be a short distance from the Dana-Farber Boston Children’s campus.

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