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Lady Gaga's Special Guest
9/13/2017
 
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A Clearfield County boy diagnosed with rare medical conditions met his idol on Sunday. Owen Zelinski of Clearfield had Lady Gaga sing to him at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. Owen suffers from a rare form of epilepsy called Dravet syndrome which causes him to experience frequent catastrophic seizures. He's also been diagnosed with dysgenisis of the corpus callosum which means the left and right sides of his brain can't communicate with each other. His two disorders put Owen on the autism spectrum. In March, Owen's mother, Jenn Collins posted a video on Facebook explaining her son's medical conditions and his love for the pop star. The family already had tickets to see Lady Gaga but hoped the video would reach her and help give Owen the chance to meet her. But it was the community who made his dream come true. Monetary donations from community members, Team Spartan Youth Group and their leader Todd Parisi and U.S. Marine Jared Luce helped the family afford meet and greet tickets with Lady Gaga. "She leaned down to him, gave him a hug and said, 'I'm going to sing a song to you tonight, Owen,'" But how she sang to Owen was a surprise to everyone. Lady Gaga brought him on stage to sit beside her, as she sang Edge of Glory. Owen's parents plan to take him to Lady Gaga's next concert on Nov. 20 in Pittsburgh.
  
 
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