“I didn’t feel sick anymore”: Teen battling cancer gets a surprise visit from the Jonas Brothers

DAUPHIN COUNTY, Pa. -- A teenage girl battling cancer at Penn State Children's Hospital got the surprise of a lifetime when the Jonas Brothers stopped by for a visit.

Lily Jordan had to miss the Jonas Brothers concert Saturday night at Hersheypark Stadium due to a chemotherapy treatment, but the pop superstars surprised the teen with a visit just minutes before their show.

Actress and wife of Nick Jonas, Priyanka Chopra, was also present.

The teen shared a post on her Instagram profile where she shares her story of surviving and thriving childhood cancer.

According to Kevin Jonas, the post showed up all over his online feeds.

The teen wrote, "I was supposed to be at your Hershey concert, but instead I'm across the street doing chemo. If ya'll wanted to pop in, I'll give you my room number."

"It sounds so crazy, but I guess you could say we went viral," laughed Lily Jordan at a press conference Tuesday morning.

Thousands of people liked and shared Lily's post.

"I felt so loved and supported, at one point, I said, 'even if the Jonas Brothers don't come, it doesn't matter,'" explained Lily.

Saturday's chemotherapy treatment did a number on Lily's body, according to the 16-year-old.

"Then the Jonas Brothers came in, and I didn't feel sick anymore. It was crazy. The adrenaline. My body was like, 'we're good!'" she said.

"This room all of a sudden became this euphoric, amazing space. It was absolutely surreal," said Lecia Jordan, Lily's mother.

"The next day we spoke to the one security guard, and he said when they got in the elevator afterwards to leave, one of them, I think Joe said, 'Wow, that was one of the coolest experiences we could have ever done before a concert. We should do this before other concerts,'" explained Rick Jordan, Lily's father.

One very important question: Who is Lily's favorite brother?

"Kevin gives the best hugs," she smiled. "They have created a beautiful monster, and if I could just, if they're watching, I would just like to say, 'thank you. You guys are awesome, and maybe I'll see you at a future concert,'" said Lily.

Lily said she hopes to raise awareness about Penn State Children's Hospital and Four Diamonds and how it supports those children battling cancer.


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