Palms Casino and Make-A-Wish Make Pop Star of Teen with Cancer

Posted on: May 18, 2023, 01:43h. 

Last updated on: May 19, 2023, 02:01h.

She decided her destiny at age 15. After attending her first Lady Gaga concert, Destiny Browne wanted to be a recording artist.

Destiny Browne
Destiny Browne walks the carpet into her concert at the Pearl at the Palms earlier this week. The hotel casino helped make Browne’s dreams come true with her own concert at the Pearl Theater. (Image: Palms)

The Palms helped Browne feel like Lady Gaga this week by staging her own concert. The concert was held at Las Vegas’ Pearl Theater. The theater was filled with family, friends, Palms, and Make-A-Wish employees and volunteers.

Browne was also treated to VIP transportation. The venue’s entrance featured a blue-carpet arrival walk into the casino.

Destiny Browne, seen on stage during the event, sings her songs to adoring fans. (Image: Palms)

During the concert, Browne sang her two songs and previewed a third.

“No matter what chronic disability you have or what invisible disability you have, the world is yours,” Browne said. “You make what you want of your life. No one else can tell you how to do that.”

Strength Through Music

Two years later, the Las Vegas high school student met a different fate: a cancer diagnosis. Browne underwent surgery to remove a malignant mass and subsequently began a grueling series of chemotherapy and surgical treatments.

According to her family, only her love of music helped her persevere.

Last year, Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada hooked Browne up with music producers who recorded two of her original songs in Los Angeles. All donated their time.

“It was our absolute pleasure to host Destiny and Make-a-Wish Southern Nevada,” said Cynthia Kiser Murphey, GM of the Palms, which also donated its time and resources. “We were humbled to be selected to grant her wish, and seeing Destiny’s smile and amazing voice was priceless.”

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