— BeyonceFukdMe (@BeyonceFukdMe) March 23, 2017
The teenage cancer patient whose dream came true when Beyoncé FaceTimed her, has died.
Ebony Banks lost her battle with the disease on Sunday, March 26, only four days after she got to speak with her idol over video chat.
Candlelight vigils for the Houston-based student took place as Alief Hastings High School confirmed the sad news via Twitter.
Banks, who went by Ebob, had spent most of her senior year in the hospital after being diagnosed with a rare form of stage lV cancer.
— Alief ISD (@AliefISD) March 27, 2017
Her biggest wish was to meet Beyoncé, and thanks to her classmates’ and family’s social media campaign, it happened before she passed away.
“Beyoncé is one of her idols,” Karina Gutierrez, a sophomore at Banks’ school told ABC13 at the time. “She admires her so much, so we’re trying to put that on Twitter and Instagram to get Beyoncé’s attention.”
The plan worked, and Banks got to speak with the Grammy winning star from her hospital bed via FaceTime.
A clip of their meeting was shared online and Beyoncé was waving and telling the high school student, “I love you.”
On March 16, Banks’ high school district held a special early graduation ceremony for the teen at MD Anderson Hospital, where she was being treated.
Her hope had been to attend college, where she wanted study to become a pediatric nurse to help others battling cancer.
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