A group of children cancer survivors got their longtime wish on Thursday when Sean “Diddy” Combs had a dance party with them on “The Ellen Show.”
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When the group of eight young survivors appeared on “Ellen” on Thursday, the host — famous for her gags — told the group that she was delighted to have them on set, but unfortunately, Diddy was touring in Miami and would not be able to make it to dance with them. Moments later, she told the kids that she flubbed the dates — and Diddy was actually backstage. The group was ecstatic, running up to hug the singer, and Diddy definitely returned that love.
“Thank you guys so much for reaching out to me,” Diddy told the kids when he sat down with them on Ellen’s couch. “I was so touched that this song, that has helped me get through so many trials and tribulations, is fueling you guys to know the power that you have in yourself to believe that we ain’t going nowhere.”
The FAM kids said that lyrics from Diddy’s song — “We ain’t goin’ nowhere” — really resonates with them because they’re determined to fight their diseases and stick around to be “bad boys [and girls] for life.”
Diddy later shared a video of the heartwarming meeting to Instagram, and gave the kids and FAM a shoutout.
“Today on Ellen, I get a chance to surprise and dance with these strong children who are battling different forms of cancer,” Diddy wrote. “They've made my song, Bad Boys For Life, their rally cry and when I first saw their videos I was so inspired by their courage and strength. â£They ain't going no where and they can't be stopped! BAD BOYS 4 LIFE.”
On their website, the FAM organization lists its mission as offering assistance to kids facing life-threatening challenges, in several different ways. They offer services such as dream fulfillment for kids battling cancer, bill assistance, gift giving, community building and support for families trying to find a bit of light as they face dark times.
Since the organizations launch in 2019, it’s given away iPads to hospitals so kids can stay connected with loved ones during treatment, offered rent and other living expenses to families dealing with the financial burden of childhood cancer and even sent 40 moms on a retreat so they could build supporting relationships with others in the same situation, the website says.