Tatum was granted a Make-A- Wish to meet Luke Bryan, a country singer. They flew us to Nashville, Tenn., Wednesday through Saturday, Nov 6-9, where we were put up in a suite. Friday, Nov. 8, a limo picked our family up at the hotel and took us to the arena to meet Luke. After makeup and hair was done, we all got to sit down with him for an hour. This was all filmed for the show that evening. After the taping, we sat for another hour, and he got to know us and Tatum. We even got to sit and chat for awhile on his tour bus. Then Macy’s department store, a huge sponsor of Make-A-Wish, took Tatum shopping for a dress, had her nails and hair done, and treated her like a celebrity. Then back to the limo to be escorted to Bridgestone arena for the taping of the CMA Country Christmas that, I believe, will be airing on ABC Monday, Dec. 2, at 7 p.m. Our family had front-row seats and Tatum is going to be a part of the show.
Make-A-Wish is an amazing foundation to bring smiles back to kids and families that have been through so much, and to think they are funded only by donations.
Luke Bryan was an amazing guy, so genuine and a perfect role model for anyone to follow. He went above and beyond to make sure Tatum was treated like royalty, spoiling her with gifts and even invited our family to his concert for Friday, Feb. 28, in Fargo, picking us up in a limo and making our family his special guest for the day. Amazing!
Tatum Libbesmeier’s Caring Bridge site also has info at www.caringbridge.org/visit/tatumlibbesmeier.
Tatum Libbesmeier’s adventure was shared with us by her father Scott.
Tatum Libbesmeier’s Make-A-Wish visit to meet Luke Bryan in Nashville included warm hugs from Luke. Above are sister Macee (age 11), mother Lisa, and father Scott Libbesmeier. Luke Bryan is seated, holding Tatum (age 8) on his lap. Submitted photo.