Words can’t express the joy that comes from watching a mother witness her son’s lifelong dream come true.
Cameron’s mom called in for a contest. She wasn’t sure what she was winning, but gave it a shot. Although the contest was over, her timing was just right. Listen to the initial conversation here and watch as she surprises her son with the good news. She could not be more grateful, tearfully explaining that her son, born with cerebral palsy, had been picked on his entire life.
Thanks to the kindness of thousands who shared this story, "Right this Minute," a national show that focuses on viral videos, took notice and included the video in their feel-good segment.
As the BIG day approached, the good folks at the Grand Ole Opry went the extra mile to really make the evening even more special, by inviting Cameron and Liz (his Mom) for a backstage tour ahead of Carrie Underwood's final perfomance of the night.
The Cowles were met on the plaza by Dan Rogers aka "Opry Dan" who proceeded to lead them through the historic Opry House. As the large wooden doors opened, Cameron's face just lit up as Carrie Underwood's powerful voice singing "Cry Pretty," greeted him. Smiling and stepping in rhythm, they made their way through the sold-out crowd to the backstage area. The commotion and excitement of the hustle and bustle was exhilarating. They were led into the hallway where the dressing rooms were and that's where Cameron's dream came true.
In a quiet dressing room, Cameron and Carrie had time to catch up. His Mom beamed as she watched the two engrossed in conversation.
Carrie Underwood couldn’t have been more gracious and genuinely happy to meet her Super Fan. Carrie was engaging, warm, authentic and as down to earth as you can get for someone who has the world watching and waiting on her new album, upcoming tour and baby #2.
And, it looks like Cameron made a fan! About 4 minutes in - ahead of Jesus Take the Wheel - is a shout out to her new friend.
Thanks to all involved in making this dream come true for this deserving family. Great things happen when we work together. Here's to you and your dreams coming true as well.
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