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East Texan's dream spreading around the world

Cory Moraw is getting worldwide support. (Source: KLTV staff) Cory Moraw is getting worldwide support. (Source: KLTV staff)
LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) - A story KLTV brought you has gone viral and it’s all to get the attention of pop star Britney Spears.

We introduced you to Cory Moraw on Tuesday. Cory has been given between one and five years to live because of complications from a genetic illness. The community came together to raise money to make 28-year-old Moraw's dream come true before it’s too late. His final wish is to meet his idol, Britney Spears. Enough money has already been raised to send him and his mother to her concert in Las Vegas. Now, it’s not just East Texans helping to make his wish come true; the message is being shared worldwide.

As so many digital campaigns do, it all began with a hash tag. Other fans, who call themselves the "Britney Army," saw the story online and came together in their to help a fellow fan. Moraw messaged us on Facebook saying, “my story got on Britney Spears’ fan page.”

“What did you think when you saw it?” we asked.

“I almost passed out,” Moraw said.

“It’s all just been kind of surreal today. The whole day has been kind of surreal. It’s all just been amazing,” Janet Russom, Moraw’s mother, said.

The hash tag #BritneyPleaseMeetCory, along with a picture from the army, has been seen by thousands from all around the world.

There have been comments in a range of foreign languages, including Spanish and Germany.


“It’s just surreal that, that many people, you know, are out there and showing love for Cory and showing love for, you know, his story and he deserves it,” Russom.

The website to donate money for Cory’s trip has made more than a thousand dollars since our original story aired.

“We just are like, it’s gonna happen, he’s gonna meet her, I mean, I just feel sure he’s gonna meet her,” she said. “And he does too.”

Now, with an entire army behind him, it’s a mission very possible.

We contacted Britney Spears’ manager to find out if the singer had heard about the mission. We haven’t heard back at this time.

There are still several ways to donate to make Cory’s wish come true of actually meeting the star back stage, which costs extra money. To find out how to donate, click here.

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