UPDATE: Rihanna Contacts Kasson Teen Battling Cancer

Posted at: 01/17/2014 10:45 PM
Updated at: 02/02/2014 7:09 PM
By: Laura Lee

(ABC 6 News) -- UPDATE: At about 2:30 pm, today (Feb. , 2014) Jeremy Brossard received a private Twitter message from Rihanna in response to the campaign started by Jeremy's friends and family.  Jeremy wanted to meet the famous singer.  There are no details of how and when they will meet. But we will keep you posted.

January 17, 2014

For almost two years ABC 6 has been following an alarming number of childhood cancer cases in Kasson.
Friday, an inspiring story on one of those teen whose been fighting an uphill battle.

Meet Jeremy.

It seems he's all the rage on Twitter right now.

"It's mind-blowing actually," says Jeremy Brossard.
That's because this small town 18-year-old wants one thing: to meet Rihanna.

"I really like her music," he says.

And it just so happens, hundreds if not thousands of people, want him to meet her too.  In just days #RihannaMeetJeremy has gone viral.

"People from as far as Africa, it's crazy," says Chad Brossard, Jeremy's older brother.
"It's the easiest way to get it out there," says Jeremy.

Just talking about it puts a smile on his face.  Something he could really use right now.

"It makes me happy when I hear her."

You see, Jeremy is fighting one of the biggest battles of his life -- cancer.  He was diagnosed with leukemia last March and is currently undergoing chemotheraphy.

For Jeremy,  music has been healing.

"When he was diagnosed he thought it was the end of the world, we all did, to have something this big happen it goes to show no matter how bad something is, you don't know what's down the road," says Chad.
His family and friends now helping to pave that road for him.  "If you guys can see how happy he is when we listen to her, its just, you see how happy he is," says Chad.

Jeremy says his favorite song is "What now," by Rihanna.  "What Now, is like a situation, you think what now, what are you going to do?"

"Jjust to keep trying because you never know what could happen," he says.
And if you're watching Rihanna, "what now?"
I hear Jeremy's a huge fan, that can really use a smile.

If you want to help make Jeremy's dream come true, you certainly can.  Tweet @Rihanna and also use #RihannaMeetJeremy.

Also to watch all of our past reports on the Kasson Cancers, you can click here: Kasson Cancers - Part 1, Kasson Cancers - Part 2, Kasson Cancers - Part 3, Kasson Cancers:  One Year Later and Kasson Cancers:  One Year Later Part 2