Damiyah Telemaque-Nelson, nicknamed Miyah, is a Washington native battlingÂ Burkittâ€™s lymphoma, a cancer affecting the lymphatic system. After Washington WizardÂ point guard John Wall met the precious 8-year-old viaÂ Make A Wish Foundation, Miyah told him about her wish to get a pink wig from rap superstar Nicki Minaj, Wall reached out to Nicki via Instagram, hashtagging his picture #HelpNickiMeetMiyah.Â Miyah met the basketball star at the Verizon Center, where together they filmed a video request for Minaj.
â€œI knew [Nicki] had a caring heart,”Â Wall told The Washington Post. “And when she had an opportunity to see it or read about it I knew sheâ€™d reach out as soon as she could.” He continued, saying â€œI just thank my fans, everybody who retweeted it and reposted it, to give me the opportunity to make this girlâ€™s wish come true. And weâ€™ll try to make it happen.â€
After less than a month, Wall organized a meeting with Nicki which allowed Miyahâ€™s mom, Kadisha Telemaque, to take a train trip to New York.
Upon meeting Miyah, Nicki told her that she was beautiful with or without the pink wig she gifted her, wrapped delicately with ribbons. Â View more snaps of the wish-granted below!