Somerset’s Selina Oehmen Honored by The Cure Starts Now
It has been nearly two years since we first met Somerset's Selina Oehmen. She was a little girl battling terminal brain cancer, and her one wish was to meet Ed Sheeran. Her parents reached out to Fun 107 the week of the Gillette Stadium shows asking if we could bring her backstage to meet one of the biggest singer/songwriters in the world.
When I called Sheeran's team, management couldn't say yes fast enough. The sentence wasn't even out of my mouth yet when we were already making arrangements as to how to make the meet-and-greet happen logistically. The following Friday night, Selina went backstage and met the man that was the 10-year-old's inspiration as she was undergoing endless chemotherapy treatments.
Selina's battle with brain cancer ended just weeks later. Her mother told me that she believes Selina fought with everything she had to hold on to meet the star.
In the years after Selina's passing, her parents continue to dedicate themselves to trying to help in any way they can to find a cure. They have arranged a number of fundraisers. Her father, Ken, told me that the family is only able to do this one fundraiser this year because of the pandemic.
The Oehmen family is working with The Cure Starts Now to help raise money for the fight against cancer. The charity is honoring one child each day in the month of August. Today is Selina's day.
The Oehmen's are asking everyone to please share the link below and to donate what they can in memory of Selina.