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Old 10-01-2007, 12:52 PM   #241
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BINGO!

I am glad everyone is realizing just how important she is. Curbside like everyone else!!!!
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Old 10-01-2007, 01:10 PM   #242
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This is CRAZY. Finally, the truth is out about this ...." #1 FAN". It's people like this who scare celebs away. Maybe she should stay home from now on, and keep her delusions and rudeness to herself. Because we DON'T EVER want Bono to stay away from those that really admire and respect him.

Seems like he was really just trying to be polite.
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He was really polite. He is also Bono. He has this marvelous rockstar talent of squeezing everyone's hand and staring into their eyes and making it seem like his full attention is on you. It's amazing when it happens, but he does it for everyone.
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Old 10-01-2007, 03:25 PM   #244
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It is, isn't it.
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Old 10-01-2007, 04:22 PM   #245
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Hi all, I don't normally post over here at Interference as you can see by my low post count.

But after what happened to my son in Philly, a met a beautiful soul who asked if I would post this story and these pictures here at Interference. In the chaos of the moment, I didn't get a chance to ask her for her name, but I promised that I would post the story and pics from my son's meeting with Bono. So... if the person who approached me is reading this... this is for you and I am so sorry I didn't get a chance to talk to you more. It was crazy and hectic after we came out and I needed to get my little boy in a cab and get him home. It was very long and emotional day for him.

Okay... the story is that my little boy is a patient of Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, he has Leukemia and his wish was to meet Bono. He is currently in the off therapy stage of his treatment and we are waiting on a cured diagnosis. We have to wait at least another year and a half for that. We still go to monthly treatments for blood counts and overall check ups. But he is off the chemo treatments and he is doing well. He was diagnosed in Oct 2003, two weeks shy of his second Birthday. He took to the song Vertigo when it came out, he listened to the song constantly and it became a place for him that was a happy one. He took to Bono as a sort of source of happiness as well. Brandon took to Bono as I hero, I guess. I don't really know how to explain it, I was and am still amazed at my son and the love he has for Bono. I don't even think I realized how much until the night in Philly when he was granted his wish by the people of the National Constitution Center.

Anyhow... he drew a picture for Bono when his was just 4 that I was able to give to Bono February 2006 after his speech in D.C. Brandon was in remission then.

Enough back story.

As I said, the people at the National Constitution Center were made aware of my little boy's wish to meet Bono and they did everything they could and more to make his wish come true.

I will be forever grateful to them and have begun to send off my letters of thanks to the many who played a part in granting my son's wish.

Before I post the pics, that will speak for themselves, I want to say that I was a little guarded in sharing this moment and these pics because it is my son but, I do feel that it is stories like this one that should be told. I didn't talk to Bono at all, this moment wasn't about me. The only thing I mentioned was the picture that Brandon drew for him. Bono remembered immediately and turned to Brandon and said "Wow... that was you? and then "You beat it! You beat this!" I began to cry then and Bono caught me off guard by pulling me into a hug and holding me. He kissed my forehead and kept his arm around me until the time where he picked up my little boy. I didn't expect that, I kept back and off to the side for most of this meeting and just cried while watching my son have this time with Bono.

My son was so excited when he saw Bono for the first time he was jumping up and down. To my surprise, even in that room of incredible people, the second Bono saw my son, he was all about Brandon. I will never forget the joy on my son's face as I stood back and watched his dream come true. I will never forget the love Bono showed my son.

And... I will never forget all the love everyone had shown my son when we came out of the building. Thank you all for that, thank you for understanding the wish of little boy.

Without further delay here are the pics (btw... I am grateful to the woman from the National Constitution Center who took my camera from me and took all of these beautiful pics. There were some pics taken by photographers from the Center and they took down my name and address to send them to us. They were incredible people and I will always remember what they did for my son)













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Old 10-01-2007, 04:26 PM   #246
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That just made my day
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Old 10-01-2007, 04:35 PM   #247
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Hi all, I don't normally post over here at Interference as you can see by my low post count.

But after what happened to my son in Philly, a met a beautiful soul who asked if I would post this story and these pictures here at Interference. In the chaos of the moment, I didn't get a chance to ask her for her name, but I promised that I would post the story and pics from my son's meeting with Bono. So... if the person who approached me is reading this... this is for you and I am so sorry I didn't get a chance to talk to you more. It was crazy and hectic after we came out and I needed to get my little boy in a cab and get him home. It was very long and emotional day for him.

Okay... the story is that my little boy is a patient of Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, he has Leukemia and his wish was to meet Bono. He is currently in the off therapy stage of his treatment and we are waiting on a cured diagnosis. We have to wait at least another year and a half for that. We still go to monthly treatments for blood counts and overall check ups. But he is off the chemo treatments and he is doing well. He was diagnosed in Oct 2003, two weeks shy of his second Birthday. He took to the song Vertigo when it came out, he listened to the song constantly and it became a place for him that was a happy one. He took to Bono as a sort of source of happiness as well. Brandon took to Bono as I hero, I guess. I don't really know how to explain it, I was and am still amazed at my son and the love he has for Bono. I don't even think I realized how much until the night in Philly when he was granted his wish by the people of the National Constitution Center.

Anyhow... he drew a picture for Bono when his was just 4 that I was able to give to Bono February 2006 after his speech in D.C. Brandon was in remission then.

Enough back story.

As I said, the people at the National Constitution Center were made aware of my little boy's wish to meet Bono and they did everything they could and more to make his wish come true.

I will be forever grateful to them and have begun to send off my letters of thanks to the many who played a part in granting my son's wish.

Before I post the pics, that will speak for themselves, I want to say that I was a little guarded in sharing this moment and these pics because it is my son but, I do feel that it is stories like this one that should be told. I didn't talk to Bono at all, this moment wasn't about me. The only thing I mentioned was the picture that Brandon drew for him. Bono remembered immediately and turned to Brandon and said "Wow... that was you? and then "You beat it! You beat this!" I began to cry then and Bono caught me off guard by pulling me into a hug and holding me. He kissed my forehead and kept his arm around me until the time where he picked up my little boy. I didn't expect that, I kept back and off to the side for most of this meeting and just cried while watching my son have this time with Bono.

My son was so excited when he saw Bono for the first time he was jumping up and down. To my surprise, even in that room of incredible people, the second Bono saw my son, he was all about Brandon. I will never forget the joy on my son's face as I stood back and watched his dream come true. I will never forget the love Bono showed my son.

And... I will never forget all the love everyone had shown my son when we came out of the building. Thank you all for that, thank you for understanding the wish of little boy.

Without further delay here are the pics (btw... I am grateful to the woman from the National Constitution Center who took my camera from me and took all of these beautiful pics. There were some pics taken by photographers from the Center and they took down my name and address to send them to us. They were incredible people and I will always remember what they did for my son)













Hi,

I was with the other girls when you son came out of the building.
It was one of the highlights of my day. I had noticed you and your son on the line and I said to my husband awe look, Bonos little fan. When he came out of the building skipping and jumping my husband said to me now, don't start crying. When you had gone into the building someone mentioned that your son was ill.
I will always think of Brandon as part of that day. I am happy that he is on his way to being healthy. My son this summer had a scare and had to go see an oncologist. It turned out to be nothing but a scare. You must have strength beyone belief, because just one of the visits we had made, did me in for the day.

I truly think this is the best story ever. The picture with Brandon looking at Bono and Bono looking at him is priceless.
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Old 10-01-2007, 04:44 PM   #248
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truly amazing story. it is a great thing that your son is getting better and that his wish came true. I wasn't there but even reading your story and seeing the pics again really was so touching
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Old 10-01-2007, 05:09 PM   #249
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Old 10-01-2007, 05:09 PM   #250
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Thanks so much kafrun, U2Girl416 and Val!

JCOSTER: Thank you so much for sharing your memory of that night. I cried when I reaad the response you left for me at U2.com, too. It's very cool that you were there to see and share in this moment. I'm sorry to hear that you had a scare like you mention with your own child. I would not wish this sort of thing on anyone and I'm so happy to know that your child was fine.

I'm amazed at the amount of people who came up to me that night and since that were also there expressing such wonderful things for us.
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^ I wish we could have talked more that day.
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^ I wish we could have talked more that day.
Oh... me too, JC!! (((HUGS)))
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ceallach67, thank you for sharing your story and I'm so glad that your son is doing better now .
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Old 10-01-2007, 05:19 PM   #255
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That smilie is so cute!

I love the fact that you all have those smilies here. Don't have them at U2.com.

ooo... gotta try one... Love that heart!
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