Shortly after the Perry Hall student shooting, a social media campaign began with the hope of capturing Lady Gaga's attention. Supporters recently learned that their efforts weren't in vain.
Daniel Borowy, a 17-year-old special needs student at Perry Hall High School, happens to be a fan of worldwide pop star Lady Gaga. On Aug. 27, he was randomly shot in the lower back inside of the school's cafeteria. Following three surgeries and several weeks of recovery, Borowy returned to school in November. He was honored this month at the school during a handprint painting mural celebration.
On Wednesday, a post appeared on the Lady Gaga Please Visit Daniel Facebook page stating that Lady Gaga had sent T-shirts, CDs, a personally autographed message to Borowy, a picture and two tickets to an upcoming concert. The post included the following:
With the tragedy taking place at Sandy Hook last week, we felt it was not appropriate to post this...however, feeling that everyone could use some uplifting news at this point I would like to share a post from Daniel's father, Milton Borowy:
I would like to start by thanking everyone for their thoughts and prayers for Daniel. With everything that is going on I was waiting for an appropriate time to share this information and feel that maybe we need some good news! With that said I would like to share that he has received a package from Lady Gaga. It is pretty cool that someone in her position took the time to make a complete stranger happy.. The package included T shirts, cd's, a persoanlly autographed message to Danny, a picture and 2 tickets to her upcoming concert.. ( I believe they are front row) To see the smile on his face is overwhelming.. Thank you Lady Gaga and thank you to everyone who had a hand in making this happen!! @LadyGaga
Since the shooting, the Lady Gaga Please Visit Daniel Facebook page has gained over 33,000 likes. The page provided updates on Borowy's condition and urged use of the Twitter hashtag #GagaVisitDaniel. It began with Stephanie Showacre posting the following on the Prayers for Daniel Borowy Facebook page:
I know this is a long shot but my mom asked me to do it so I'm doing it for Daniel. He loves lady Gaga he keeps a suitcase packed so he can goto California and marry her so if she could go to the hospital to visit him he would love it. I need to spread the word because I need to get this to her somehow if it is even possible. I know I may sound crazy but I figured I would try for Daniel because he does not deserve to sit in the hospital with nothing to do. he is a sweet funny special needs boy that did not deserve to be hurt like that just because some screwed up idiot decides to bring a gun to school on the first day! so if you could help me I would really appreciate it, get the word out so share share share, I can be contacted on facebook so please help me, do it for Daniel! please and thank you ♥