Ally Brooke surprised a 16-year-old blood cancer survivor named Caitlin on Friday (Nov. 13) as part of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Random Acts of Light movement.
At the age of 12, she was diagnosed with blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm (BPDCN) and had to be in isolation for 100 days in her hospital room to receive a stem cell transplant. That’s when she turned to the music of Bruno Mars, Meghan Trainor and Fifth Harmony. But she had no idea she’d meet Brooke and discuss “BO$$,” one of her favorite 5H songs that she said “brought light to my parents and all the nurses who saw” her sing it every day.
“I’m so honored that I and we could be such a beautiful part of your journey to give you so much light and hope and joy in such a hard time in your life,” Brooke told her over the unexpected video chat. “…One of my favorite Fifth Harmony songs was ‘BO$$’ because it was so empowering, and that is so special to me, honestly, that our song helped you. So that’s something that’s so beautiful and I’ll remember always.”