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Teen cancer patient starts Twitter campaign to meet Rihanna


ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- Armed with not much more than cell phones and computers, Jeremy Brossard's friends and family, along with Rihanna's "army" are helping to make his dream of meeting Rihanna come true.

"I don't know who did the first tweet, but it just blew up," said Chad Brossard.

"It's getting so far, further than we thought," Jeremy Brossard chimed in, referring to the storm of social media that has surrounded him the last few days.

Jeremy Brossard is an 18 year old with a dream to meet pop superstar Rihanna.

"I like all her music, and who wouldn't want to meet her?" he said. "I wanna meet her because she's the most popular artist and she's very beautiful as you can see."

He's determined to meet her, but Jeremy is no stranger to determination. He had plans to see her in concert in St. Paul last March, but was diagnosed with T-Cell leukemia one week before the show. He's been battling it since.

"Chemo every week. But just recently, it's slowed down to once a month," he said.

He's currently undergoing treatment at Mayo Clinic Saint Marys but has recently become a social media movement.

Using Facebook and the Twitter hashtag #RihannaMeetJeremy, Rihanna's "navy" is showing its colors, from all over the world.

"My name is Lora I'm a Spanish Navy. We are a family and we will help you make your dream come true," Chad Brossard said, as he read one of the multiple messages left for Jeremy on their official Facebook page.

It's a dream that might seem a bit lofty, as Rihanna is the 6th most followed person on Twitter. These brothers say that doesn't matter.

"Even if she doesn't meet him, it's still a win because he gets to see all the support and love coming from everybody," Chad said.

Jeremy says his perfect day with Rihanna would be simple.

"Go out to dinner with her, wherever she wants to go, and maybe get a kiss from her," he said.

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