"I read about Kayleigh's wish more than a month ago on Reddit," said Shervin Pishevar, a friend of Lady Gaga's manager, Troy Carter, who helped facilitate the meeting. "I went to her Facebook page and contacted her mom. … I then contacted Gaga's manager and he agreed to set up a backstage meeting at her Chicago concert. When the concert was canceled, Gaga still went ahead with the meeting. … Kayleigh was so happy her dream came true."