iCarly Surprises Cancer Patient

Miranda Cosgrove visits a 7-year-old cancer patient in Chicago

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    In case fans needed more reasons to heart the teen star of Nickelodeon's hit series "iCarly, here's another one.

    Miranda Cosgrove arrived a day before her Friday night concert in Chicago to surprise a 7-year-old girl who's battling a deadly disease at a local hospital.

    "Carrie was diagnosed with a brain tumor when she was 18 months old, and she's been battling cancer ever since," said Katrina Janik, Carrie's mother. Last September, the girl's condition took a turn for the worse.

    "We asked her what she wanted more than anything in the world, and she said she wanted to meet iCarly," Janik said.

    Janik contacted the producers of the show, hoping for a miracle. A few weeks ago, producers gave Janik the good news: Miranda Cosgrove was performing at the Rosemont Arena on Jan. 28, and she invited Carrie to be at the show.

    Unfortunately, Carrie couldn't leave the hospital, so Cosgrove instead sang by the girl's bedside. Cosgrove and her crew sang three songs, a dream come true for this little girl.

    "To be able to give Carrie this gift is something that she really wanted," Janik said.

    Cosgrove was equally touched. "I think it's amazing getting to meet her. ... She was great and getting to sing to her was amazing," Cosgrove said after her visit.

    Cosgrove is bringing her "Dancing Crazy Tour" to the Rosemont Theatre at 7 p.m. tonight. YouTube sensation Greyson Chance is expected to open the show.