UPDATE (Friday, 12:58 p.m.): One Direction’s Liam Payne pays tribute to Nicole on Twitter.
PLANO (KRLD) — The social media exposure is skyrocketing for a Plano family trying to reach out to the band One Direction. Now, the Wilson family’s mission has grown into an even bigger cause.
“I woke up this morning and the Josh Abbott Band retweeted someone else’s tweet, and that’s kind of amazing because they are pretty big. So, that’s just kind of amazing that it’s getting that big already,” said Kelly Wilson.
Kelly lost her 15-year-old sister Nicole on Saturday due to complications from type 1 diabetes. Nicole loved the British boy band so much and their song, “Story of My Life.”
Kelly made a plea on Twitter Monday night, asking the band to dedicate the song to Nicole and the fight against diabetes during their Dallas concert in August.
“It’s kind of become more than just One Direction singing for her,” said Kelly. “On the Camp Sweeney website, we’ve already had four campers that are able to go to camp now because of how much money is being raised. It’s just been a lot of diabetes awareness rather than just having One Direction sing for my sister.”