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Help Grant Larissa Podermanski Christmas Wish to Meet Mariah Carey
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Help Grant Larissa Podermanski Christmas Wish to Meet Mariah Carey
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Karen M. Johnson 270 points
EllenNation help us make Larissa's wish come true!  We know Mariah Carey lives in NY......Connecticut is not far from her at all!  Larissa is a 30 year old battling stage 4 breast cancer. She has one wish this holiday season and that is to meet Mariah Carey.  Larissa's story was on Wfsb channel 3 yesterday.  Larissa is beautiful both inside and out.  She has the best outlook on life.  We can all learn from Larissa this holiday season!
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Dec 16, 2016
Larissa Podermanski 260 points
Ellen help make my Christmas wish come true this holiday season! Chemo during the holiday season is usually not fun but I'm so lucky to have these amazing woman around me to bring me much cheer!
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Dec 16, 2016
mary niro 230 points
YOU GO LARISSA !!!!
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Dec 16, 2016
Alina10 230 points
Make this happen for Larissa!
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Dec 16, 2016
Christine Cardalico 230 points
This is awesome! Hope she gets her wish!!
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Dec 16, 2016
Jkupec 220 points
Please Ellen help make this this wonderful young women's dream come true.
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Dec 16, 2016
Sharron Blosser Basc 220 points
When my sister, a nurse where Larissa receives her treatment asked me to view and share this video I was moved!  What a strong young woman and what a beautiful effort to get her wish heard!  Let's get this message to ms. Mariah Carey!
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Dec 16, 2016
aedetoro 230 points
Larissa, I really hope your dream comes true! My mom saw your story on the news and couldn't believe it! She's rooting for you too. Thoughts and prayers and tons of positivity heading your way. After all, that's what Ellen is all about and I have a feeling she's seeing just how much you are loved and supported. ❤️
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Dec 16, 2016
Magda EM 230 points
Please help that remarkable woman to make her wish come true. That will for sure help to keep her strong during her fight with cancer. Ellen is known from her great heart- I hope also in case she will not stay indifferent!
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Dec 17, 2016
robinruthfox 200 points
My former student, Larissa, has always been a champion of people with disabilities. Even in high school, when most kids were trying to fit in, she befriended the kids who others shunned, selflessly caring and sharing with those who were suffering and marginalized. She also dedicated her career to helping those in need. She's battling stage 4 breast cancer and now SHE wants something and Damn It, I really want her to get what she wants. What a beautiful thing for someone so selfless to want something and get it.
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Dec 16, 2016
Jane Kent Gionfriddo 210 points
You so deserve to win--You are so brave and so awesome!!!  Love you, Auntie Jane!!!
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Dec 16, 2016
Lindsay Borowicz 210 points
Larissa is an amazing woman with an incredible drive who has always helped others. She has such faith and hope that is inspiring to so many. She always seems to be smiling whether she's facing good days or bad. She deserves more than anyone I know to meet her idol, Mariah Carey. Please please help make her wish come true!!
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Dec 16, 2016
Rachel Akerley 360 points
Larissa is an amazing, inspirational young women who would like to meet her idol, Mariah Carey.  We are trying to get this message to her in hopes that she may find it in her heart to meet this incredible, beautiful woman who has moved so many with her energy and determination as she continues her fight with metastaic breast cancer.   Continue to vote in hopes that  the right someone will see this video and make her dream come true! This is the season of miracles and dreams come true!
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Dec 16, 2016
Carly Bobenski 210 points
I have cerebral palsy and use a speech device attached to my wheelchair to talk. Larissa has been a great friend who helped me start a business managing Facebook pages. Please help her meet Mariah Carey. She is a fantastic person fighting hard to beat cancer and still helping me and others with disabilities in our state.
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Dec 16, 2016
mariapuorro 210 points
Ellen, help my beautiful cousin out!!
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Dec 16, 2016
drlindamomof4 200 points
Larissa is my older daughter who has always been driven to succeed in everything she did. This year, when she and her now husband turned 30, was supposed to be the best year ever -- she had just bought a house, left her job to start a cutting-edge nonprofit navigating communities with people with disabilities, and was planning an awesome wedding. She has not given up on any of these things despite the devastating news in February that she had breast cancer and, again, in April, after a double mastectomy, learning the cancer had aggressively metastacized to her liver and her bones. SHE HAS ALWAYS LOVED MARIAH CAREY -- posters in her room, concerts, every CD ever produced, all possible Mariah stuff. And Larissa really can sing almost (prejudiced mom talking!) as well as her idol although the chemo seems to be taking a toll now on her angelic voice. If she could get this one wish, I know she will be able to get through 2017 and hopefully many more years after with the same miraculous drive and ability to connect with others as her video shows!!! As her mom who has lived through all these ups and downs with her, and a mom who loves her with all her heart, please make my daughter, Larissa's, Christmas wish to meet Mariah Carey come true!
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Dec 17, 2016
Kelsey Allard 340 points
Ellen, Please help us make Larrisa's wish come true! My mom is one of the oncology nurses at the oncology center and I know how much all of their patients mean to them. Help these amazing nurses make Larissa's dream come true by meeting Mariah Carey!
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Dec 17, 2016
Christine pratt 140 points
Best of luck LAarissa!  Have a Merry Christmas and a healthy New Year
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Dec 17, 2016
mariahlamb 170 points
Please Share
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Dec 17, 2016
Cameron Sablan 150 points
Really hope you get your wish :)
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Dec 18, 2016
Deera 140 points
Great job on the video. Please make Larissa's wish come true
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Dec 18, 2016
Nirsky Simsette 160 points
Make it happen!!!!!
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Dec 18, 2016
Irma King 140 points
Good luck, Larissa!
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Dec 18, 2016
Maridinny 100 points
What a beautiful and caring young woman.  May all her wishes and dreams come true. Keep fighting Larissa! ❤️
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STORY JUST POSTED IN HARTFORD (CT) COURANT newspaper
NEW YORK — A cancer-stricken newlywed's video plea for a meeting with pop diva Mariah Carey got the long-shot response Saturday she'd hoped, when she was whisked to New York City for the singer's Christmas show.

Just before noon, the phone rang at the Podermanski home in Berlin.

It was a Carey staffer, saying Carey would meet Larissa Podermanski Saturday in Manhattan, where the singer would be performing a Christmas concert at the sold-out Beacon Theatre.

By 3 p.m., Podermanski, 30, and her husband, Martin, were sitting in a black Chevy Suburban on their way to meet Carey. They got to the theater before 6 p.m., had dinner and by 8 p.m were in the theater. Podermanski was waiting to meet Carey, her idol since adolescence. They were expected to meet Saturday night, but it wasn't clear when.

"I can't believe it. I'm so excited," Podermanski said before leaving Berlin. She made sure she had her scarlet-and-gold Mariah Carey scarf, a beloved fashion accessory as prized by Podermanski as a Mickey Mantle rookie card would be to a New York Yankees fan.