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Drake Is Latest Celeb To Honor Ailing Fan On Social Media

Drake is the latest celebrity to honor an ailing fan on social media. After he saw the hashtag #DrakeNoticeJamal, he posted a heartwarming message.

By Lexie Hammesfahr | July 22, 2015

Drake once said, “do wrong to none." He kept that in mind when a social media campaign for a fan who had recently died caught his attention.

After British super-fan Jamal Ottun died in a drowning accident, his friends started a social media campaign using the hashtag #DrakeNoticeJamal

Almost 40,000 tweets were sent before Drake posted an Instagram picture of Ottun with the caption, “Heard this young man was a big fan. Rest In Peace Jamal. Watch over me from way up above!

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This isn’t the first time people have used the powers of social media to get a celebrity’s attention.

In 2014, fans used the hashtag #SongForTri to get Ed Sheeran’s attention.

15-year-old Triona Priestley was suffering from cystic fibrosis and had a dying wish to hear Sheeran sing his song “Little Bird” to her. (Video via Ed Sheeran)

That social media campaign worked – Sheeran called Priestley and sang to her. Shortly after, she died.

Sheeran’s buddy Taylor Swift was pointed towards a 4-year-old with terminal brain cancer thanks to the hashtag #ShakeItOffJalene.

Jalene Salinas had a final wish of dancing with Swift to “Shake It Off,” and while that didn’t happen, Swift Facetimed with Salinas for 20 minutes and sent her a gift box of signed merchandise.

I’m so sorry you’re having a bad night,” Swift told Salinas

And when a 60-year-old comic book fan with advanced prostate cancer had just three months to live, his family started a Twitter campaign with the hashtag #CapForStrat.

Stratford Caldecott would not live to see "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" so his friends and family asked the "Avengers" actors to take a picture of themselves holding a sign saying that their character supports Strat.

The campaign caught the attention of the superhero gang and also caught the attention of Marvel – who organized a private screening for Caldecott at his hospital.

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