Buffalonian Battling Brain Cancer Meets Her Idol Ellen
CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. -- Courtney Wagner, a Canandaigua Academy senior who has battled brain cancer for years, met her idol Ellen Degeneres in an episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show that aired Wednesday, and left the host in awe.
A social media campaign with the hashtag #GetCourtneyToEllen took off and toward the end of the show, Ellen called Courtney down to the stage.
Shutterfly awarded Wagner's family a check for $15,000, and Abby Wambach spoke for the U.S. National Women's Soccer Team in making Wagner an honorary member, giving her a jersey and an open invite to a future game.
I really love the fact that Ellen seems to always go that extra mile for her fans. This story really touched my heart because I also have a family member battling cancer rite now - my prays go out to Courtney and her family.
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