Willie Nelson’s biggest little fan gets to meet her hero, thanks to Make A Wish Foundation


AMARILLO, Texas — A 5-year-old from Amarillo got to rock out with Willie Nelson as part of a wish granted by the Make-a-Wish Foundation.

Ava, who has a gastrointestinal disorder, wished for the opportunity to meet and play guitar with Willie Nelson. According to Make-a-Wish, Ava wanted to meet the rock legend because his songs helped her get through her treatments.

The family told the foundation that the songs would put Ava in a better mood on hard days.

We started playing that [music] all the time and she loved it,” Ava’s father said. “Any time she was having a bad day, you could play Willie Nelson and her stats would come up. She would start doing better almost immediately.”

Now Ava is Willie Nelson’s biggest littlest fan! Thank you to Willie and everyone who made Ava’s wish come true.


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