In 2009, then eight year-old Vanessa Riddle was diagnosed with stage 4 Neuroblastoma, a rare and aggressive form of childhood cancer. Vanessa, a UK resident, has bravely battled the disease for over three years. Now, her desire for Christmas is to reach 100,000 followers by the end of the year. Many Tweeters and celebrities are joining together to help make Vanessa’s wish come true.

Eric Bolling, co-host of Fox News’ The Five, was instrumental in getting Vanessa over 50,000 followers and has now encouraged her to get over the 100,000 mark.

Vanessa’s positivity and faith is inspiring Tweeters of all backgrounds, nationalities, and political persuasions.

Please help her out. It’s just one click of a button, but it can make a big difference.

She’s currently at 88,862 followers. Follow her here: @VanessaRiddle. Also, the hashtag to help her out is: #VanessaRiddleAppeal.


Vanessa has reached her goal of 100,000 followers with nearly a month to spare.

Vanessa has now surpassed 108,000 followers and is absolutely thrilled: