Before she died in 2015, 17-year-old Alyssa Davis’ greatest wish was to meet Justin Bieber. Now her mother, Sherree-Lin Davis, is asking Bieber to send her daughter a Christmas card as a way to fulfill that wish. Submitted photo
The Newfoundland mother of a 17-year-old girl who was killed as a passenger in a street-racing accident on Dec. 23, 2015 is making one last plea to pop star Justin Bieber through his hometown newspaper to help her fulfill one of her daughter’s biggest dreams in life.For the past 14 months, Sherree-Lin Davis has been trying desperately to convince Bieber to send her late daughter, Alyssa Davis, a Christmas card.“She was the biggest Bieber fan. She had us all drove crazy,” Davis said. “She had this big cut-out that was always in her room. I don’t celebrate Christmas, just because it’s a very hard time, but everybody (still) asks me, ‘What do you want for Christmas?’ Anyway, I found a bucket list while going through her stuff, and one of (the things she wanted to do) was to meet Justin Bieber. Now I know that’s never going to happen, so when people ask me the question, what I want, I’m like, ‘I want a Christmas card from Justin Bieber.’“If she can’t go to him, then maybe he can send something for her.”Despite some pushback from her friends and family as she go older, Davis says her daughter was a true Belieber from the time she was young until the day she died. From playing his music on repeat during family road trips, to decorating her room from wall to wall with Bieber merchandise, Alyssa’s love for the musician and his work was plain for everyone to see.
Alyssa Davis’ bedroom remains decorated with Justin Bieber memorabilia four years after she died. Submitted photo
After Alyssa died, Davis said she even got into a fight with her local Catholic Church after they initially refused to play Bieber’s “Purpose” at her daughter’s funeral.“In the end, we had the high school ready with the speakers outside ready to blare the song if the church didn’t allow it, but it was allowed,” Davis said.While having Bieber send Alyssa a Christmas card is certainly the item on her bucket list that has taken the longest to fulfill, Davis and Alyssa’s friends and family have also been working to cross off other Bieber-related items on the list, having taken Alyssa’s Bieber cutout on an 11-hour hike, flown with it to Stratford and other Canadian cities, and collected Bieber memorabilia wherever they went — all of which is on display in Alyssa’s bedroom, which is still set up almost like it was before she died.
Alyssa’s mom, Sherree-Lin Davis, stopped in at the Stratford Perth Museum’s Steps to Stardom Exhibit with her daughter’s Bieber doll when she visited Stratford. Submitted photo
And throughout that time, Davis and others who have taken on the cause have emailed Bieber’s producers, his family, and even some of his friends here in Stratford, but haven’t heard anything in return.“A little kindness is all it takes,” Davis said.To follow Davis and Alyssa’s family and friends as they continue to push for a Christmas card and cross off other items on her bucket list, search #livingwithjustin or #whereismydarnchristmascard on Twitter an Instagram, or follow bieber_and_us on Instagram.And Justin, if you happen to be reading this, Alyssa’s family and friends would love it if you would reach out to them through social email@example.com