Willie Nelson fan’s dying wish: to see Willie Nelson

LAKELAND, Fla. – MooMoo, the Lakeland grandma, has one last wish as she battles brain cancer — to see Willie Nelson.
Shirley Kidd, was looking forward to her chance to see the country singer legend at the Florida Strawberry Festival in March, but she was hospitalized for a severe tumor in her brain.

“That would have been so much fun,” she chuckled.

The Lakeland grandmother has seen the country singer on a couple of occasions, and can even recall the time she stood in a line of fans to have him autograph a case for her gun.

“He probably wouldn’t even remember,” said Kidd.

But her grandson, Lucas Styron, is trying to get everyone to share his social media posts to get a message to Nelson himself.

Kidd was diagnosed with brain cancer a week before Christmas and would spend the holiday, New Years and many others day at the hospital.
Styron says they are trying to cross off as many of her wishes as possible, but the biggest one is coming face to face with Nelson again.
“I would give anything to make this happen,” he said.

The two, sat in their Lakeland home during the interview hand-in-hand while they sang to Nelson’s rendition of Amazing Grace.

“I wonder if people even really realize what he just said,” talking about the words to the song.

The family knows they may not get an in person visit — so they’re hoping for some sort of connection, even if it’s just a cowgirl hat.
“I wouldn’t mind a hat with his name on it,” said Kidd.

The Lakeland family gets closer by the day, and most of those times include Nelson’s tunes serenading in the background.

Doctors originally gave MooMoo 18 months to live, however, the tumor has grown in size.

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