PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, Va. - Eight-year-old Tagan Edwards loved listening to and singing country music, frequently singing at Kick Back Jacks in Danville.
She idolized "American Idol" winner Scotty McCreery.
"That was her boyfriend. She would sing his music, she would talk about him all the time," said Kayla Hancock, the girlfriend of Tagan's brother.
On Monday, Kayla sent out a tweet asking McCreery to sing at Tagan's funeral.
SCOTTY! I’m trying to reach out to you and to let you know your make a wish girl Tagan, has passed away. We would love for you to come sing at your funeral. She loved you. And would love that! Please please. We know you would if you could get this message. @ScottyMcCreery pic.twitter.com/1djr2uRumR — kayla hancock (@SimplyKaylaa15) April 23, 2018
Kayla hopes that if enough people retweet the message, McCreery will see it.
About a year ago, Tagan got to meet the country music star through the Make A Wish Foundation.
"That was probably the happiest day of Tagan's life," Hancock said. "To have Scotty (McCreery) show up at her funeral and sing for us and mainly for Tagan, it would mean a lot."
Tagan passed away on Saturday after her fifth open heart surgery, which she had at the end of March.
She was born with heterotaxy syndrome.
The syndrome causes heart defects and causes the body's organs to sometimes be out of place.
"When I received the text message that Tagan had passed, that was devastating for me. I tried to stay strong for her brother," Hancock said.
Even if McCreery doesn't get Kayla's message, he will still have a presence at the funeral.
While Tagan never sang McCreery's songs at Kick Back Jacks, Kayla said some of his songs will be played at the funeral Friday.
"She was an angel that walked this planet, now she's an angel up high," Hancock said.
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