Melody Driscoll is 9 years old. She can’t walk or talk, and has spent nearly 80 percent of her life hospitalized. That’s because she suffers from Rett syndrome, a condition that “causes problems in brain function that are responsible for cognitive, sensory, emotional, motor, and autonomic function.”

A few weeks back her mother began an online campaign to get Melody a visit from her favourite artist, Ed Sheeran.

Last week she got her wish!

Melody’s childhood has been marred by wide-ranging, debilitating symptoms and complications of her illness. According to her mother, Karina Driscoll, Melody has severe chronic pain, scoliosis, internal bleeding, epilepsy, osteoporosis — and so much more. She has to be fed through a feeding tube and is on a constant stream of morphine to manage her pain.

How sweet was this?

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