Beyoncé grants teenage cancer patient’s last wish

NEW YORK - OCT 15, 2016: Beyonce Knowles attends the TIDAL X: 1015 concert at the Barclays Center on October 15, 2016, in New York (Photo Credit: JStone/via Shutterstock)
Photo credit: JStone/Shutterstock

Beyoncé has granted high school student Ebony Banks, who has stage four cancer, her last wish, a FaceTime call from her hero. “I love you,” the 22-time Grammy winner and expectant mother told Banks during their convo captured via social media.

Per local news station KIAH, Banks attends Alief Hastings High School in Houston but has spent the majority of her senior year at MD Anderson Cancer Center fighting a rare form of cancer. Earlier this month, the school district held a special early graduation ceremony for Banks, whose nickname is “Ebob,” in the hospital.


As possibly the best graduation gift ever, Banks’ friends rallied together to create #EBOBMEETSBEYONCE on social media, in hopes of helping their dear classmate and friend fulfill her biggest dream.

“Thank you to everyone who helped #ebobmeetsbeyonce @Beyonce,” Banks’ school tweeted along with a screenshot from the pair’s call session.


If a picture says a thousand words, the above says that they “nailed it — mission success.”

“Beyonce is one of her idols. She admires her so much, so we’re trying to put that on Twitter and Instagram to get Beyonce’s attention,” Karina Gutierrez, a Alief HS sophomore told local ABC affiliate KTRK-TV.

Love her or hate her, Bey is here for her fans. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Miss Ebony as she continues her fight against cancer. Share your good wishes in the comment section below.

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