Kathryn's wish to meet Brad Paisley

Kathryn is an 18-year-old living with stage four brain cancer. Kathryn's wish was to go visit Toronto and meet Brad Paisley at his concert!

On August 12th Kathryn and her family left for their adventure in Toronto. Upon arrival, Kathryn and her family were surprised with a suite at the Rogers Center to see a Blue Jays game. She had the best seat in the house right behind home plate where the family was served amazing food from Aramack. During the game, Ace the mascot came to say hello and alumni player, Duane Ward, did too.

The next day, Kathryn went to visit some Toronto landmarks. They visited the CN tower, Wonderland and Ripley's Aquarium. The family also made a stop at the Eaton Centre where Kathryn and her family had a blast shopping for new outfits for the Brad Paisley concert! 

The end of the week was when Kathryn's wish would take place. Upon arrival on the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre, the family was presented with special Meet & Greet passes for Maddie & Tae, Tyler Farr and the one and only Brad Paisley. The artist's touring crew were amazing hosts and made sure Kathryn's wish was special, start to finish. One highlight included a behind-the-scenes tour of Tyler Farr’s tour bus. Tyler himself hosted the tour and gave Kathryn a signed ball cap as a souvenir.

Brad’s team also offered many amazing opportunities to enjoy the show from all angles! The family was given the opportunity to watch the first half of the show from the stage! After that, they were given access to both the "fan pit" at the front of the stage, as well as seats nearby in case they got tired. Kathryn was so excited by the entire experience that she spent the full time dancing right next to the stage.

After Kathryn's wish, the entire family was buzzing from the experience, laughing and recounting stories from their amazing evening. They hopped into their limousine - all smiles.

Following the concert, the family was again escorted backstage to meet Brad. The group was placed last in the meet and greet line in order to allow a bit more time with him. Brad was warm, friendly, and genuinely interested in Kathryn and her family. They had the chance to chat, share a few stories, take photos, and get some autographs.

Buzzing from the experience, laughing and recounting stories from their amazing evening, the family hopped back in their limousine waiting at the gate and returned to their hotel - all smiles!

Thank you Sony, Aramack, Wonderland, Toronto chapter, Brad Paisley and crew for making Kathryn's wish a reality!

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