10-year-old Prince fan battling cancer surprised with trip to Minnesota

April 21, 2019 11:27 PM

Sunday marks the third anniversary since music icon Prince died.

Later this week there are different events to celebrate his life.


But this is especially exciting for one young fan battling cancer. 10-year-old Kadyn Czepiel who lives in Pennsylvania is currently battling brain cancer. His favorite artist is Prince.

Kadyn checked out the tribute to prince outside Paisley Park on Sunday. 

Sunday marks three years since the death of music superstar Prince

"It's so great, we got to see his house and we're going to be able to see some other things that he used to be at," said Kadyn Czepiel.

When he was three, Kadyn was diagnosed with a stage 2 brain tumor. After multiple bouts with chemotherapy and losing his vision in one eye, people he didn't even know wanted to help.

"I wrote his name on a piece of paper and I went to sleep. I woke up and I got this vision to do Kadyn's big adventure," said Tracy Wilson, the organizer of Kadyn's Big Adventure. 

Tracy Wilson helped launch an online fundraiser, and nearly 6 thousand dollars later, Kadyn's trip to Minnesota to see his idol's home was no longer just a dream. 

"I know this is something that Prince would have done and it's just an honor for me to see him happy and smile," Wilson said. 

So Kadyn, his brother, and parents made it to Prince's home.

"I'm so happy because this celebration week I get to dance to Prince music, I love listening to his music," Kadyn said. 

Many of these people who joined Kadyn on this trip had never seen him before in person.

"There's a lot of people that I brought together by liking Prince," Kadyn said. 

But it's the generosity of others inspired by this young man's never quit attitude that made this adventure one to remember. 

"I can't believe that so many people want to see me," Kadyn said. 

Organizers have a bunch of surprises for Kadyn throughout the week including Prince-related fun. 

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