Written by Sissy Courtney
Celebrities escorted young cancer survivors dressed in spring finery down the catwalk at the 25th Annual Children’s Cancer Fund Luncheon and Fashion Show May 3, at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas. The dark clouds of children’s cancer cleared and the real stars shown through – the kids.
Hailee Russell Aplin, a seventh grader at Irving’s Lamar Middle School, glided down the runway with singer-songwriter Terry McDermott, runner-up on The Voice last season. Hailee sings in the Lamar choir and said she would like to go to the United Kingdom someday, because she likes the accents of the people who live there. McDermott is a Scottish-born American who lives in New Orleans, LA.
McDermott said he has a friend on Twitter who works for one of the sponsors of the event, and she asked him to come.
“She said it was very worthwhile and I said I would be delighted to,” McDermott said. “I saw Hailee’s artwork; it’s very abstract, impressionist, which I love. I’ve read her story, so I was excited to meet her.”