ITZY is not only my idol, mentor but also source of energy, hope.
One day we got a mail in early winter from Ireland where is distant from Korea about 15 hours by plane. And there was precious wish in the mail.
I would like to meet ITZY who has raised my self-esteem.
The wish was written by Mia Anna Seligman, a 14-year-old girl living in Dublin, Ireland.
She has been a fan of an artist group “ITZY” since after 11 years old when she was deeply in love of K-POP. Maybe she deserves her wish to meet ITZY comes true.
For Mia, “ITZY” is not just a K-pop artist group. They made her confident and increased her self-esteem while suffering from osteosarcoma, a rare childhood cancer.
“ITZY is kind, caring, sweet, amazing, beautiful, strong and inspiring for me. There are a lot of things I want to question if I ever meet them. I want to talk about their clothes, dance, music and the lives of the artist and I hope they will dance and sing only for me.”
Her desire to meet ITZY are well written in the text and finally she could achieve her dream.
Due to COVID-19 and her medical situation, they met via online. ITZY warmly hugged Mia with a heart and said that they want to hug her physically in person.
I was so happy to be able to show my dance I had prepared.
ITZY and Mia prepared a surprise gift for each other. Mia prepared a video of her dance following the motions of ITZY and ITZY prepared Mia’s favorite song “WANNABE”.
Mia was very happy to show them her dance that she has practiced before fighting against a disease. While ITZY was watching the video and making a great reaction for her, she kept smiling.
This meeting has been a great comfort and encouragement for Mia as she has been struggling with painful and hard times. She said that she was so excited and happy to be with them.
But… she has become a beautiful star in the heaven having those happy memories. Although she is far away from us, we will not forget Mia, shining the most than anyone else in the heaven.