3-Year-Old Waiting For Heart Transplant Gets
Updated: Wednesday, 23
May 2012, 6:27 AM EDT
Published : Tuesday, 22 May 2012, 6:21 PM EDT
PHILADELPHIA - A nearly three-year old boy in need of a new heart
tells us his fondest wish is to meet his hip hop hero Chris Rene,
who burst on the national scene after wowing audiences on Fox's X-factor.
FOX 29’s Bruce Gordon was at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia,
where miracles sometimes happen.
Danny Stein's folks had broken the news the day before, so Rene's
visit was not a total surprise.
Still, Danny seemed mesmerized when, in the midst of stuffed toys
and medical gear, Rene broke out his guitar and offered the little
guy a makeshift drum and began to play.
A one-time drug addict who was hauling trash when he was discovered
on the X-Factor, Rene's story of redemption has resonated with millions
of fans. But the smile that covered his face suggested he has not
forgotten his humble beginnings.
Rene wrapped up his visit with a trip to CHOP's Ryan Seacrest-funded,
in-house radio studio, where Danny shared his hero with other young
But on this day, at least, Danny could forget about his troubles thanks
to a young man who has overcome his own long odds.