Shalom Life | August 01, 2014

Adam Sandler Invites Young Cancer Patient to ‘Grown Ups 2’ Set

12-year old, Angela Daniels, is a huge fan of Adam Sandler

By: Ashley Baylen

Published: August 19th, 2012 in Culture » Society » News

Adam Sandler Invites Young Cancer Patient to ‘Grown Ups 2’ Set

Angela Daniels, a 12-year-old girl from New Jersey, has been turning to Adam Sandler’s comedies over the past few months to keep up her spirits while undergoing radiation and chemotherapy treatments.

The young girl is suffering from ependymoma, a brain tumor that arises from the central nervous system and Stage Three brain cancer. During the process of undergoing 33 radiation treatments and three bouts of chemotherapy, Daniels has watched several Adam Sandler movies, including “Billy Madison” and “Big Daddy”.

According to nj.com, Martino Cartier, a Washington Township hairdresser and founder of FriendsAreByYourSide.com, created a video of Daniels talking about her love for Sandler and the many reasons why she wanted to meet him. He posted the video to Sandler’s Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube, and within days received a response from Sandler’s staff inviting Daniels to visit the set of “Grown Ups 2” in Boston.

Angela Daniels, her mother Jennifer, and Cartier visited Sandler for an entire day on the set.

“We went to the hotel, and then we went and saw Adam Sandler and everything,” Angela told nj.com. “It was really cool. I hung out with him and played tennis with him and his kids.”

“It was great. They were very welcoming. He was very nice and down to earth,” said Jennifer Daniels. “She was so excited. She was shaking when she saw him walking toward her.”

Daniels returned home to face a fourth and final chemotherapy treatment, but her visit with Sandler “brightens her spirits,” said Jennifer.

Dianna Agron Stars in New Sam Smith Music Video Dianna Agron Stars in New Sam Smith Music Video TrendingDrake Beats Usher For Most R&B/Hip-Hop No. 1’s on Billboard Drake Beats Usher For Most R&B/Hip-Hop No. 1’s on Billboard TrendingLena Dunham to Do Live Reading, Q&A at JFL42 in Toronto Lena Dunham to Do Live Reading, Q&A at JFL42 in Toronto Trending
 

NBA’s Omri Casspi Brings Basketballs to Israeli Troops

July 31, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen
NBA’s Omri Casspi Brings Basketballs to Israeli Troops

The Sacramento Kings player, currently in Israel, decided to visit soldiers.

Read More

Joan Rivers Defends Israel Again, Blames Pro-Gaza Opinions On Bad PR [VIDEO]

July 31, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen
Joan Rivers Defends Israel Again, Blames Pro-Gaza Opinions On Bad PR [VIDEO]

The comedian joins Israel's Channel 10 to share her opinions on the current conflict

Read More

Dianna Agron Stars in New Sam Smith Music Video

July 31, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen
Dianna Agron Stars in New Sam Smith Music Video

The 'Glee' actress appears alongside 'The Mindy Project's' Chris Messina

Read More

Chelsea Handler to Moderate ‘Orange Is The New Black’ Event

July 31, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen
Chelsea Handler to Moderate ‘Orange Is The New Black’ Event

The late night comedian will host a panel discussion in Los Angeles

Read More

Startup Club: HopOn

July 31, 2014 | By Caitlin Marceau
Startup Club: HopOn

The Tel Aviv-based company looks to make the morning commute to work a pain-free and simple endeavor

Read More

A Prayer to the God of Social Media

July 31, 2014 | By Fania Oz-Salzberger
A Prayer to the God of Social Media

Almighty master of cyberspace, help us to maintain our sense of humor, and save me from having to unfriend or unfollow anyone

Read More

Canadians Learn How Bar-Ilan University Cares for Traumatized Families During Operation Protective Edge

July 31, 2014 | By ShalomLife Team
Canadians Learn How Bar-Ilan University Cares for Traumatized Families During Operation Protective Edge

Members of Toronto's Jewish community gathered to learn about cases being treated by the University's Loss and Trauma Clinic

Read More

More Headlines