LAS VEGAS (KATV) — With his mom’s letter, a North Little Rock teen gets his dream to meet George Strait fulfilled.
Thursday afternoon, Chase Pair and his mom Julie Pair arrived in Las Vegas to attend the George Strait’s Strait to Vegas concert at the T-Mobile Arena.
Sitting in their floor seats, Chase and Julie heard Strait perform 30 of his #1 hits Friday night, then another 30 on Saturday night.
Before Saturday night’s concert, they both met George Strait backstage for a meet and greet.
"When we got up there, I shook his hand and he we got an autograph and took pictures," said Chase.
"I just told him a little bit about Chase's hearing loss and what was going on with him," said Julie.
Strait autographed a hat, calendar, and his personal guitar pick that he tossed to chase Friday night.
Our cameras weren't allowed backstage, but Julie says her son's experience was unforgettable.
"To them, it's another--it's another fan, but to him it means a lot, so I want him to get his experience," said Julie.
Chase's journey to Las Vegas started in January, when his mom wrote a letter.
Reading from the letter, Julie said, "The purpose of my writing this letter is to attempt to get Chase a visit with you before he goes completely deaf.”
Verizon Arena, Southwest Airlines, and George Strait’s management team heard about the story and worked together to get Chase and his mom tickets for the Las Vegas concert and meet and greet, plus airfare.
Julie said Chase's hearing has gotten worse over the past five years, and doctors can't tell when he'll lose it completely. So, she wants to make sure she can get Chase all the special experiences she can.
"It could be next year, the year after, so we're just going to pile as much in as we can and keep on going," said Julie.
While they felt the letter was a shot in the dark, mother and son are both glad it granted a wish.
"When this process started, like I said before, I thought it was a long shot, but it really happened,” said Julie. “He got his wish.”