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Justin Bieber is "working on something special." Could it be for Crystal Amber Montgomery?
On Saturday night, Edmontonian Joana Antunes posted a letter on Facebook to Justin Bieber, telling him about her best friend, Montgomery, who was diagnosed with cancer in her shoulder this summer and has already undergone seven chemotherapy treatments.
"She is only 18 years old, and the youngest patient at the Cross Cancer Institute at the University of Alberta Hospital here in Edmonton, Alberta (where your concert is being held Monday October 15th at Rexall Place)," Antunes wrote. "It would mean the world to Crystal if you stopped even 5 minutes to see her, since she is too sick to leave the hospital and attend the concert like her and I had originally planned."
According to the letter, Antunes has contacted every newspaper and radio and TV station in Edmonton to get the word out about Montgomery's wish. Edmonton radio station Hot 107 took notice and helped to get #bieberforcrystal trending in Canada Monday morning.
Though it is unlikely that Bieber has missed the hashtag with a chunk of his 29 million followers tweeting about it, Hot 107 revealed in the comments of Joana's letter that DJ Ryder will also bring Antunes's letter to his meeting with Bieber this afternoon before the Canadian megastar's concert.
According to her friend, Montgomery is a talented singer who has been following the Biebs' career since he started out on YouTube back in the early '00s.
For his part, Bieber has a history of helping his ailing fans. The 18-year-old "Beauty and a Beat" singer recently dedicated one of his concerts to Avalanna Routh, a six-year-old fan who called herself "Mrs. Bieber" and tragically died of brain cancer in September.
The good news? Bieber heard about Routh through a Facebook campaign much like Montgomery's.