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Popstar Katy Perry fulfills dying teenager's wish

Mon, 02 May 2016

Sophie Birtles is currently receiving care at Rebecca House Hospice
Sophie Birtles is currently receiving care at Rebecca House Hospice

Singing superstar Katy Perry has responded to a social media campaign started on the Isle of Man to help a dying teenager fulfil her last wish.

The popstar has recorded a message for 13-year-old Sophie Birtles (BURT-LES) who suffers from the rare genetic disorder Juvenile Sandhoff Disease.

She's currently receiving end of life care at Rebecca House Children's Hospice.

Over the weekend the campaign went viral with thousands of people joining the effort to get her request noticed by using the hashtag #youreafireworksophie.

This morning her father, Andy, tweeted to say the family has the message and are "very excited" to share it with Sophie when she wakes up.

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