Last month, country superstar Reba McEntire surprised a fan who had just had a serious accident, according to Taste of Country.
Aspen Allen had been trying to mount a horse when it was spooked and threw her off. She had multiple fractures and a spinal injury; doctors weren't sure she would walk again.
While hospitalized, she wasn't allowed to have visitors because of the coronavirus; when she got a call from someone wanting to Facetime, she was shocked it was McEntire.
“I cried like a little girl,” Allen says. “It was hard to be in the hospital and being told that one day you might not walk, and then getting a call from Reba just like brought up my morale completely.”
A family friend of Allen's is also friends with the star, who agreed to call and wish her well. Allen's recovery went much better than expected; she was home in eight days instead of a month and can walk.
"She said she was praying for me every day and she can’t wait until I can walk and, when I’m in Nashville, give me a big hug," Allen says