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Aubrey English, a 6-year-old cancer survivor, is ready to embark on an adventure of a lifetime.
On Monday, Ciara surprised English with a vacation to Disney World via Good Morning America surprised English with a vacation to Disney World via Good Morning America. Princess Tiana of The Princess and the Frog also offered a surprise message, accompanied by her family.
“Oh my goodness. I’m in tears right now. Aubrey, I just want to say that you are a superhero. You are the real superhero,” Ciara said.
“And I’m so impressed by your strength and how you never gave up in your battle against cancer. You inspire me and so many people and so many others.”
The “Level Up” singer added, “You are a real ‘Level Up’ princess, so keep leveling up and inspiring so many, Aubrey. I’m so proud of you and rooting for you always.”
The 6-year-old, who is now in remission, became a global phenomenon after her mother shared a video of her dancing to Ciara’s hit “Level Up” in the hospital while having cancer treatment.
“Dear childhood cancer, just so you know, I won’t give up. I won’t give in,” English’s mother wrote in accompanying the video. “You won’t take my spirit. You won’t take my spunk. You may be in my life but you don’t have my life.”
Aubrey’s family built her own princess castle in the hospital to keep her spirits up.
“She was still happy and smiling and dancing,” her mother said on GMA. It just brought so much light to us, even during some of our darkest days.”
“She is a joy. She is really rambunctious. She’s always been very positive, even on the worst day. She absolutely is my hero. She absolutely is.”
Aubrey will go to Disney World to meet Princess Tiana from the Disney film The Princess and the Frog.
Tiana sent Aubrey a video message, saying, “You and your mom sure prove that if you do your best each and every day, good things are sure to come your way. I look forward to seeing you very soon.”
We are glad that Aubrey is doing much better and inspires us all to keep leveling up!