Pink Helps Dying Fan With Cancer Complete Her Bucket List

Pink sat down for a touching thirty-minute Zoom call last month with her long-time fan Diane Berberian, who is in hospice care battling cancer, and sang "We Are the Champions" for her.

By Emlyn Travis Dec 05, 2021 12:54 AMTags
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Pink just made a terminally ill fan's dream come true. 

The "Raise Your Glass" singer, 42, sat down with long-time fan and fellow Philadelphia native Diane Berberian, 63, for a thirty-minute Zoom call last month, helping her check off one of the last major goals left on her bucket list.

Outside of being one of Pink's biggest fans, Berberian is an elite runner, triathlete, and Ironman competitor, who is in hospice care after being diagnosed with bone cancer. According to ABC 6, the 63-year-old completed her final marathon in Philadelphia just last month.

On Nov. 27, Berberian posted a segment from her conversation with Pink on Facebook and shared her appreciation for everyone who helped make it possible.

"THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO TOOK THE TIME TO TRY AND MAKE CONNECTIONS... OUR DREAM CAME TRUE!!!!!" she captioned the video. "Pink sang 'We Are the Champions.' Will try to share later." 

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In the video, Berberian called Pink's decision to speak with her "a beautiful act of kindness," expressing that when she found out they were going to meet it brought tears to her eyes. 

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"You've made my day," she said. "I don't even know what's on my bucket list now, because you were so far at the top. All the other things started to happen so it's kinda like, 'Okay, I'll think of somethin' else!'" 

Pink revealed that it was another fan that tipped her off to Berberian's wish and marveled at her story.

"You have a kind of bravery that I don't understand," the musician said. "You're bringing comfort to other people while you're walking through this." 

"I always say I'm climbing the stairway to heaven now," Berberian replied, adding that she "lived large" prior to her diagnosis and did "a lot of everything" she wanted to do "personally, professionally, athletically."

She also told Pink that her music is often the first thing she listens to in the morning. "Most of my days start with the song of the day and it's a Pink song usually," she shared. "When I race, it's always a Pink song." 

Berberian added, "Pink, I love you, I love everything about you."

She has spoken about her admiration for the singer in the past, telling NBC News, "I admire that she is a woman who seeks her truth; she's strong, she's bold and that's who Philly girls are." 

At the end of their call, Berberian gave Pink one final message, "Don't give up! Don't stop doing what you're doing!" 

"Okay," Pink replied. "I won't." 

Watch their heartwarming conversation in the video above!