Minnesota fan battling leukemia meets Miley Cyrus

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A young woman from central Minnesota who is battling leukemia for the second time got the chance to meet her favorite superstar, an experience she says she'll talk about for years to come.

With twerking and exposed skin, the often-criticized Miley Cyrus performed at the Xcel Energy Center Monday night in what the Star Tribune called a "Disneyland of mindless fun." But before she took the stage she met with one of her biggest fans, Alexis "Lulu" Martinez.

Leukemia is a cancer of the white blood cells. Earlier this year, Martinez, who thought she had beat the disease when she was 9, found out the cancer was back. Because of health concerns, she was worried she wouldn't be able to go to Cyrus' concert, according to FOX 9. That's when her sister, Brittany Martinez, took to social media. She created the Luv for Lulu Facebook page, which now has over 6,000 likes, and Twitter handle and hashtag, #MileytoLulu.

It took weeks of determination, but it paid off.

Before meeting Cyrus, Lulu said she wasn't feeling well and was worried she wouldn't make the best impression.

"Well, at first I was [nervous] because I wasn't feeling good and I'm like, I'm going to meet Miley and I'm going to puke and she's going to remember me as the girl who puked, but I didn't puke. I was all good. It went smooth," she told the media, according to KARE 11.

Lulu gave Miley one of her own T-shirts and a team Lulu bracelet while they talked and took pictures, KARE 11 reports.

"It was memorable. It was nice. She just asked how we were and she said she liked my shirt," Lulu said. "I'll probably brag about it at school until I graduate and then after I get married too."

Now that she's met Cyrus, what's next? Lulu told KARE 11, "I'll probably just keep following her on Twitter like I usually do and obsessing like I usually do."

In the weeks leading up to the concert, KDWB got in touch with Cyrus' team to make Lulu's dream come true. The Xcel Energy Center also helped out, providing a suite for Lulu, her friends and family, according to KDWB.

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