A cancer patient got the surprise of her lifetime when she unexpectedly met her favorite rocker, Jon Bon Jovi.
New Jersey resident Carol Cesario is battling stage 4 lung cancer and has been in and out of the hospital for months. To try and lift her spirits, her daughter Rosie Skripkunis started a public campaign in the hopes of introducing her mother to her idol Jon Bon Jovi. Rosie posted a picture to Facebook of Carol at the hospital holding the sign “Please share so I can meet Bon Jovi.” The photo went viral and caught the attention of the rocker himself.
Jon and his team arranged for Carol to meet him at his restaurant, JBJ Soul Kitchen on June 25. When Jon came out to see her, Carol cried, “Oh my god!” The rocker pulled up a chair to talk with Carol, and even gave her a kiss on the cheek!
Rosie shared the details of her mother’s special day, writing, “Today my moms dream came true! After loving Jon Bon Jovi for 30 years she finally met him.”
Jon was a wonderful host and made sure to get a good visit in with Carol. “He spent almost 2 hours hanging out with her and just chatting with my family,” Rosie wrote.
She added, “This has been one of the best days of our families life. Seeing my mom this happy filled me with so much joy. I still can not believe this happened. Jon is a amazing human. We appreciate everything he did for our mom and for our family today.”
You can watch the video of Jon surprising Carol here.