Springsteen helps a fan realize dream

In the same week that Karen Marquadt learned she had three weeks to live, her dream of meeting rock legend Bruce Springsteen came true — made possible by the Dream Foundation, a national wish-granting organization for adults suffering life-limiting illnesses.

With help from the foundation, Springsteen arranged for front-row seats for Marquadt and three friends at his April 16 show at the Los Angeles Sports Arena. During the concert, he dedicated his song “Backstreets” to Marquadt, proclaiming to the crowd, “This is for Karen.”

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