Teen hoping to meet George Strait before going deaf gets his wish
Verizon Arena has set up a meet-and-greet for Chase Pair and his mother to meet George Strait. Chase and his mother plan on attending Strait's concert in April at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
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Eventually, the 15-year-old will go completely deaf due to a birth defect and won't be able to hear the voice of his favorite singer.
That’s why Julie sent a letter to Strait and his team, asking if Chase could meet him and hear his voice in person. As of today, Julie still hasn’t heard back. That's because people were working to surprise her.
Thanks to two companies, she still heard some good news when Channel 7 showed up at her door for an update.
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.
“A million thank you's,” says Chase.
“Yes, a million thank you's,” says Julie. “That is amazing."
If you ask Chase, he's ready to leave for Las Vegas immediately.
"I'm just ready to pack,” says Chase. “I'm just happy. I want to go see him."
Verizon Arena is still working on getting Chase a one-on-one meeting with Strait, while he’s in Las Vegas.