PITTSBURGH —The New Kids on the Block may sing about hangin' tough, but Kate Crawford lives it every day.
The 29-year-old mother of three and founder of Project Sweet Peas charity was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer in February.
The cancer has spread throughout her body, and doctors have given her less than a five percent chance of being cured.
"I don't think enough people really do think about the end," she told Channel 4 Action News' Andrew Del Greco.
So, Crawford is living in the now and embarking on her own "bucket list" of sorts.
One of the items on the list: meeting the New Kids on the Block. She got to do just that before their concert at Consol Energy Center on Tuesday night.
"When you're a little girl and have your little first crush on a celebrity, you'll never imagine you'll meet them one day," Crawford said.
She even got to ask the guys what's on their bucket lists. Some of their answers included flying an airplane and graduating from college.
Next up for Crawford is her family's first trip to Disney World. On Thursday, she'll begin her fifth round of chemotherapy.
"I think the most important thing is to be happy, have goals and aspirations and try to follow them through," she said. "No matter what obstacle gets in your way, you can still have a smile on your face and be happy."
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