Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Ozzy Osbourne calls dying teen

A heartbreaking story from California has now involved some of rock’s biggest names.

KTLA Los Angeles reports band members from Linkin Park and rock star Ozzy Osbourne have reached out to help fulfill the wish of a 14-year-old boy dying from cancer in Arleta, California.

Kyle Rodas was diagnosed with brain cancer in October; he has since lost most of his sight, his speech is extremely limited and he depends entirely on his parents to take care of him at their home.

On Monday, Oscar Rodas and Marty Valle shared their son's story, and told KTLA that it would be a dream come true if Kyle could meet one of his favorite rock bands, including Linkin Park, Green Day or Ozzy Osbourne.

Less than 24 hours after the story aired, Ozzy placed a call to the cancer-stricken teen, saying he plans to visit him at his home when he returns from his tour in Europe this summer. Kyle's parents say their son was overjoyed when Ozzy called and Ozzy told him to "hang in there."

Later in the day, KTLA received word that Rob Bourdon, the drummer from Linkin Park, went to visit Kyle, and on Wednesday, lead singer Chester Bennington will visit him.

Friends have set-up an account for Kyle at Bank of the West Acct# 653251041.

If you're interested in helping Kyle, his father can be reached at: