By Annie Reuter

Katy Perry has sent along a heartfelt video message to Sophie Birtles, a young fan in Isle of Man, who is dying from the rare genetic disorder Juvenile Sandhoff Disease.

The young girl, 13-year-old Sophie Birtles is a huge Perry fan so a close family friend and local radio station presenter, Jo Pack, recently started a social media campaign, which quickly went viral. The #youreafireworksophie hashtag became a top trender and soon made it to Perry, who happily respnded.

In a 20-second video message, Perry shares well wishes with Birtles.

“Sophie, it’s Katy Perry here,” she says. “I heard your story and I just want to tell you that you are a firework and you are trending and I do love you. Everybody loves you and we’re thinking about you all over the world right now and sending you so much love.”

Perry closed her message with a kiss, and as soon as Birtles’ family saw the post they tweeted back to the world.


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