Pop superstar Katy Perry has made a Ruislip cancer patient’s dreams come true by dedicating a song to her.
The Firework singer was bombarded with social media requests to “Roar” for Jess Shepherd, who is battling neuroblastoma.
Jess has been fighting the rare form of childhood cancer on and off for the past seven years since she was three.
The plucky youngster named her tumour “Boring Boris” after the cancer returned in 2013, because it “won’t go away and keeps coming back”.
She underwent a series of treatments including chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
But tragically doctors can offer no further treatment, with her heartbroken family focused on making precious memories with their beloved daughter.
A Twitter account, Help Jess Beat Boris, with the handle @RoarForJess, was set up to raise awareness of her plight.
And the schoolgirl and her loyal supporters couldn’t believe it when Dark Horse hitmaker Katy actually responded to the campaign saying she would perform her song, Roar, in Jess’ honour.
Her family revealed their delight on Facebook page Jess’ Story on June 16.
They said: “To all our FB and Twitter family, all your hard work has paid off, Katy Perry has tweeted to our Jess and will be singing Roar for her at her concert.”
And they told their Twitter followers: “You have all been totally amazing and made it possible for our beautiful princess Jess to have one of her dreams come true.
“I say it again and again but we really love and appreciate you all more than you will ever know.”
Kind-hearted residents rallied around Jess and her family since her diagnosis, launching a string of fundraising initiatives including a special Disney Day to generate funds to send the schoolgirl to America for treatment.
The family have also set up a crowdfunding page to help fulfil Jess’ wishes.
For more information and to donate, visit the Twitter page @RoarForJess.