All she wants for Christmas is 100k Twitter followers; Update: Goal surpassed

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.

@vanessariddle I say we go for 100,000 by year-end… You game? :)

— ericbolling (@ericbolling) November 20, 2012

Join @ericbolling to get @vanessariddle to 100k followers. Beautiful girl with stage 4…

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 27, 2012

MT @itsleeana: 12 year old @vanessariddle fighting Stage 4 Cancer & wants 100K followers by Christmas! Send her some follow love & RT

— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) November 27, 2012

@ianjamespoulter Can you Retweet that @vanessariddle is fighting stage 4 cancer and hopes to have 100,000 followers before Christmas. Thx

— Paul Azinger (@PaulAzinger) November 27, 2012

Beautiful 12 yr old @vanessariddle battling Stage 4 cancer and looking to get 100K followers by the end of the year. Glad to be one of them.

— Susan Sarandon (@SusanSarandon) November 27, 2012

@vanessariddle 12 yr old fighting stage 4 cancer wants 100k followers by Christmas. Give some follow love?” You shine like a diamond… 😉

— Carrie Underwood (@carrieunderwood) November 27, 2012

Stay strong @vanessariddle! She’s a 12 year old fighting Stage 4 Cancer & wants 100K followers by end of year.Send her some follow love! THX

— Channing Tatum (@channingtatum) November 26, 2012

Follow@vanessariddle to achieve her dream to have 100k followers

— edgar davids (@esdavids) November 25, 2012

Everyone follow @vanessariddle ! She’s 12 years old and fighting stage 4 cancer…she wants 100k followers for Christmas so followwww nowww

— Ya Bish (@biglouieee) November 27, 2012

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

@vanessariddle Wish I was as brave as you…good luck with your treatment….x

— Phil Smith (@PhilSmithHair) November 26, 2012

@vanessariddle I love how you approach everything as an adventure. Prayers going up from an American living in Thailand xoxo

— Colleen Hale (@ColleenHale) November 26, 2012

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:

Yaaaaayy, 107k followers. Thx to my twitter friends for helping me, your all BRILL!! tweeting from my hospital bed, feeling GOOD 😃💞 xoxo

— Vanessa Riddle (@vanessariddle) November 28, 2012


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