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Elton John met Lily Mae and dedicated Tiny Dancer to her during his concert last night


ELTON JOHN PLAYED the 3Arena last night, but not before meeting the most famous 6 year old in Ireland.

Lily Mae Morrison suffers from Stage IV neuroblastoma, a cancer of the nervous system that effects children. It’s extremely rare, only effecting 1 in 100,000 children in Ireland.

Her case was brought to public attention two years ago when her family arranged the release of a cover of Elton John’s Tiny Dancer to raise funds to fight the illness.

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Last night–since he was in town–John met up with little Lily Mae and her family before his concert.

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During the gig itself, he paid tribute to those who had dedicated their time to ensure the charity single could happen, before dedicating Tiny Dancer to Lily Mae.

One of the nicest things that has happened in the last 18 months was that a group of Irish entertainers and musicians got together and made a record to enhance the life of a little girl called Lily Mae. They chose one of my songs and it was a huge compliment, I loved what they did with the song. And even more so, I loved what they did for the little girl, and it showed that human kindness has reigns supreme in this world.
I want to thank those musicians from the bottom of my heart, and I had the pleasure of meeting Lily Mae with her parents before the show. I’m wearing her armband, and badge, and I want to wish her all the best. It was so wonderful to meet someone and see someone’s life restored to normal because of the kindness of others.

Watch the full lovely moment over on Lily Mae’s Facebook page.

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