The Dream Connection Helps Little Girl Meet Hannah Montana

By: Nick Bona
By: Nick Bona

Knoxville (WVLT) -- Thousands of ‘tweens turned out for Saturday afternoon's Hannah Montana concert at Thompson-Boling Arena, but for one Miley Cyrus fan, the performance meant a little more.

Nazarena Saez, 5, suffers from lung and heart problems and her doctors say she is terminally ill.

But thanks to the Dream Connection, a non-profit organization that helps children facing life threatening or chronically debilitating illnesses fulfill their dreams, Nazarena was able to meet the popular Disney star.

"We were able to get in touch with the Hannah Montana people or the Miley Cyrus people and eventually got tickets to the concert and a meet and greet with Hannah Montana," said Ed Knowling who sits on the board at the Dream Connection.

Nazarena arrived at the concert in a limo with her father, heart doctor and nurse.

Unfortunately, Miley Cyrus's representatives denied Volunteer TV News’s request to accompany Nazarena and her family for the meet and greet.

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  • by carly Location: missouri on Dec 17, 2008 at 10:10 PM
    that girl is way to young to be a hannah fan!!! i'm one of the bigest hannah fans in the world! i'm 14. HANNAH MONTANA I LOVE YOU!!!!!!! U RULE!! best of both worlds is my favorite song u sing!! i love you!!
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  • by lamarea brown Location: braveheart1540dr on Mar 19, 2008 at 04:26 PM
    i think she should of got it i wanted to but i can't get anthing but my dream is to meet hannjah hannah montanna too
  • by nicole Location: north carolina on Nov 26, 2007 at 04:43 PM
    omg i think they should the little girl meet Hannah Montana or Miley Cyrus- same people- with her whole family so they can enjoy it to
  • by mercedes Location: RI on Nov 26, 2007 at 03:16 PM
    it has always been my dream to meet Hannah Montana and some day i hope i can.
  • by Jay Location: Knoxville on Nov 26, 2007 at 11:43 AM
    Regardless of previous comments, we appreciate WVLT airing this story and bringing light to such a worthy cause. Thanks for supporting the Dream Connection!
  • by Patty Location: Mills on Nov 25, 2007 at 04:02 PM
    What was wrong with the comments I made earlier this morning?
  • by quiana Location: wisconsin on Nov 25, 2007 at 02:45 PM
    That is so sweet that she gets to meet miley cyrus for the time.
  • by Patty Location: Middlesboro on Nov 25, 2007 at 10:15 AM
    Shame on Miley Cyrus for not allowing the media to accompany Nazarena for her meet and greet. Shame on you, WVLT for wanting to turn a kindness on Miley's part into a media circus. I believe you called her (or her representative) a scrooge on the news last evening. You got your story without filming Miley in person meeting with Nazarena. Get a grip; stop name calling.


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