Leukemia-Stricken New Zealand Teenager Meets METALLICA

According to Bay Of Plenty Times, a 17-year-old fan of METALLICA who was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia last September, met all four members of the band this month through the charitable foundation Make-A-Wish New Zealand.

"They told us it was very hard to meet celebrities and that we should be prepared for an alternative wish but Jed knew what he wanted. I was very proud of him," Jed's father, Dean Roberts, said.

He got to meet each of the band members in a backstage room, with guitarist/vocalist James Hetfield staying almost until show time.

"Lars [Ulrich], the drummer, said to Jed, 'I know you might be too sick but how about coming to rehearsal for your own private concert?'" Dean Roberts said.

He had to decline the offer but still went home with autographed guitar picks, drum sticks, DVDs, CDs, books and clothing.

Read the entire article from Bay Of Plenty Times.

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