Chase Pair a teen from North Little Rock, Ark. knows one day he'll be completely deaf and no longer be able to hear the music of his favorite singer, George Strait. So his mother Julie used snail mail and social media to try to set up a meeting between the two.
Chase was diagnosed with Enlarged Vestibular Aqueduct Syndrome when he was a toddler. He’s had cochlear implant surgery on his left ear and wears a hearing aid in his right ear. Doctors told Chase he will eventually be completely deaf.
Last May, his mom Julie sent a letter to the Country Music Hall of Fame inductee, to see if her son could meet his idol. When she didn't hear anything back she turned to social media to spread the word. She figured maybe someone she knew would be connected to him in some sort of way.
She posted on her Facebook account but didn't have any success.
She also posted a video on George Strait's Facebook Fan Page.
Little Rock's KATV Channel 7 saw the post and quickly looked into turning Chase's dream into a reality.
In the end, Verizon Arena worked with Strait's promoter to provide Julie and Chase with two free tickets to see the country superstar in concert this summer in Las Vegas. To get them there, Southwest Airlines has agreed to provide round-trip airfare free of charge.
Channel 7's Kimberly Rusley showed up at their house to surprise Julie and Chase with the good news.
Julie cried while Chase was speechless at first.
I'm just ready to pack... I'm just happy. I want to go see him.
If you ask Chase, he's ready to leave for Las Vegas immediately.
Verizon Arena is still working on getting Chase a one-on-one meeting with Strait, while he’s in Las Vegas.
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