Britney Spears has had a lot of hit songs during her reign as pop princess, and fans from all over the world have stories about how those songs helped them through dark times. But one fan in particular says Spears helped her recover from a serious physical illness, and now she's trying to get her story shared enough for Brit to see it.
When 13-year old Maegan Johnson was just seven years old she suffered a brain aneurysm, and what followed was a tricky surgery, during which she had a stroke. For months afterward, Maegan was unable to speak and had to endure a long, painful recovery.
“I had to communicate on a dry erase board and became very depressed. One day someone played one of my CDs. The first song did nothing, but the next song was Toxic by Britney Spears. I smiled, tried moving my hips and lifting my arm waving it back and forth in the air trying to dance. That song was incorporated in ALL therapy sessions," Maegan wrote on Facebook.
Maegan says she just wants Britney to hear her story and know how much she inspired a little girl who had given up hope.
“Hopefully with your help, my wish will finally come true. I just want to thank her and let her know how much I appreciate her and tell her my story.”
#justkeepdancing Ellen please read this. I am 13 years old from Phenix City, Alabama. When I was 7 I had a ruptured brain aneurysm and was airlifted to Scottish Rite Childrens Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. The first week the doctors told my parents not to expect a good outcome. During a procedure to see how bad the bleed was, I had a stroke and it affected my left side. I had a 10 hour brain surgery, afterwards I couldnt speak for 6 weeks. I had to communicate on a dry erase board and became very depressed. I didnt want to smile or communicate. Special visitors came to the hospital like cheerleaders, clowns and dogs for therapy to cheer us up, but nothing worked. Until.... one day someone played one of my cds. The first song did nothing, but the next song was Toxic by Britney Spears-I smiled, tried moving my hips and lifting my arm waving it back and forth in the air trying to dance. That song was incorporated in ALL Therapy Sessions. It has been our hope to get my story to Britney. My parents said as an entertainer and mother, she would appreciate knowing the impact and role she played on my recovery. We have been trying for 6 years through radio stations, emails and all social media, with no luck. Hopefully with your help, my wish will finally come true. I just want to thank her and let her know how much I appreciate her and tell her my story. Thank you! With: Michele Glass Johnson and Carrie Houston Paris
Posted by Maegan Johnson on Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Meanwhile, Britney Spears has been in headlines lately due to the news that the conservatorship she's under may go on indefinitely. Since her breakdown in 2008, Spears has had her finances and estate cared for by someone else, and these days she's doing a lot better.
"There is no reason to break the conservatorship with everything working so well. Everything is working perfectly under this arrangement and it will stay that way," a source told Us Weekly.