Two Oklahoma girls, who are both battling cancer, are on a social media mission to get Carrie Underwood’s attention.
7-year-old Kodi McAlvain and 9-year-old Arleigh Williams met in the hospital during cancer treatment. They became instant best friends and are now inseparable. Their bond may be even stronger because of their love for Carrie Underwood.
The country music superstar played a concert in Tulsa Wednesday and Kodi and Arleigh had tickets to go. As one might imagine, they were excited to see Carrie sing in person.
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Then cancer reared its ugly head and Arleigh had to go to Oklahoma City for a bone marrow transplant. Both girls were heartbroken, so Kodi made a sign to get Carrie's attention for Arleigh. It said, ‘My best friend should be here, but she’s kickin cancer’s butt in OKC.’ The only problem, security wouldn't let Kodi take the sign in so Carrie didn't get to see it.
Friends and family of the girls posted the pictures on social media with the hashtag #CarrieMeetArleigh hoping they will be shared enough that it get Carrie’s attention. They, of course, say they want to meet the Checotah native, but say they’d been happy with a video chat, too. The#CarrieMeetArleigh posts have been shared thousands of times.
Kodi is from Owasso and Arleigh lives in Claremore.