Like many 13-year-old girls, Andi Jones enjoys going to school with her friends, playing softball and making funny videos with her dog. Her largest passion, though, is music, hoping to one day become a famous singer.
However, Jones is different from her peers in that she was diagnosed in 2012 with ciliary dyskinesia, a chronic disorder that causes life-threatening respiratory issues, according to Chick-Fil-A.
While Make-A-Wish Georgia planned a full concert for the Spring of 2017, Jones had a nice practice run during the first quarter break of the Peach Bowl where she wow-ed more than 70,000 football fans in the stadium watching Alabama face Washington in the College Football Playoff semifinals.
During halftime, we spoke with 13-year-old Andi Jones, who sang "God Bless America" during the first half of the Peach Bowl.
"It was amazing," Jones said of the experience. "I'm just so grateful to be able to perform in front of so many people. I've never sang in front of that many people before."
When asked what was the second-largest crowd she's ever sang in front of, Jones laughed. "Not even close."
So naturally, to prepare for the biggest stage of her life, Jones ramped up her rehearsals.
“I practiced every single day,” she said. “10 times more than I usually do.”
But as for the game itself? Jones isn’t picking sides.
“I’m a Georgia Bulldogs fan,” she said.
Check out her performance below:
For more information or to donate to Jones’s ultimate wish, visit georgia.wish.org/Wish4Andi.