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Make-A-Wish Oregon helps local girl's musical dream come true

Family, friends gathered Sunday in Lake Oswego for the debut of 'Blue's Music Video'


Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - American Idol contestant Candice Russell helped make Baybeblue Campobassos dream come true by providing her music and talents to the young girl's Make-A-Wish project.Baybeblue Campobasso of Milwaukie has always dreamed of starring in a music video. On Sunday in Lake Oswego, seven-year-old Blue’s dream came true when Make-A-Wish Oregon hosted the world premiere of “Blue’s Music Video.”

The video is available online now, at bit.ly/1sqt4Nk.

Blue, who is battling a severe neuromuscular disorder and relies on a wheelchair, loves watching music videos on YouTube and swaying to the rhythm, says her mom, Cyndy Ledoux, and the healing properties of music bring her joy.

That joy was compounded at the special Make-A-Wish party Sunday, which included an appearance by local musician and American Idol Season 11 contestant Candice Russell, who provided her music and talents to the project.  Also on-hand at Sunday's party were producers from the Portland-based video production house Visual Aid, who donated their time to help make Blue’s wish come true.

"It's an honor for me to do this," Russell says. "The family is amazing — watching them handle all the obstacles with grace."

Make-A-Wish is a nonprofit organization that grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. Since 1983, the Oregon chapter has granted more than 3,000 wishes in Oregon and Clark County, Wash.

For more information about Make-A-Wish Oregon, visit www.oregon.wish.org.



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