Jasmine Faulk, the 10-year-old Hermosa Beach girl fighting cancer, wasn’t feeling well before the Stevie Wonder concert last Saturday. But after praying with her father, Hermosa Beach Police Officer Everett Faulk, she was ready to go.
And she was glad she did.
Jasmine Faulk, Everett Faulk and Stevie Wonder. Credit Contributed.
Jasmine Faulk was given an unexpected treat when she appeared on stage with the legendary singer-song writer while he sang her “Isn’t She Lovely.” Wonder also contributed $100,000 to the Faulk family, which is quickly accumulating insurance co-payments while Jasmine undergoes chemotherapy and radiation.
Everett Faulk, who has worked security since 1997 for Wonder and used to be his full-time personal assistant, said that Wonder has known Jasmine and his 13-year-old son Jacob their entire lives.
“We didn’t know if she could even go,” Everett Faulk said. “I had word that Stevie wanted to sing her a song. So we tried to keep it from her as a surprise.”
After praying, the family, including mother Caroline, headed out to see their longtime friend perform at Wonder’s 17th Annual House of Toys Concert at the Nokia Theater in downtown L.A.
Faulk said Jasmine was surprised when Wonder brought them both onstage to sing “Isn’t She Lovely,” but they were both stunned when Wonder presented them with a check for $100,000.
“For my daughter, it was amazing,” Faulk said. “For me, it was amazing to see my daughter get out there and see the support of everybody and look at Stevie and just know that she has all the support backing her with her fight.”