On Friday, Sabrina Linhares wore a dreamcatcher shirt to her middle school, St. Pius V School in Buena Park. It was a significant choice, but as her teacher Natalie Frazee remarked, Linhares had no idea her dream was really coming true that day.
The 13-year-old Linhares attended St. Pius V until she was diagnosed with acute promyelocytic leukemia in October 2011. Now home-schooled due to intense treatment and chemotherapy, Linhares' classmates came up with two pages of ideas to cheer her up.
One of the ideas was a long shot–to help her meet her favorite musician, Australian singer Cody Simpson. Frazee described Linhares' love for Simpson as an obsession. “She signs her name as 'Sabrina Simpson,'” Frazee said. “She has all of her books covered in pictures of him…and on free dress days, she will always wear a shirt with him on it.”