Friday, July 3, 2009


KISS Fan Treated With Flight and Concert
**NOTE:KISS MASK WEBZINE first reported
on KISS fan Critter Smith in an April 15, 2009
post - link located at bottom of this article**
(from William Croyle/Cincinnati Enquirer)
Critter Smith flew on an airplane for the first time June 27, but that was nothing compared to what was waiting for him and his mom, Carol, after they landed in Milwaukee.

They were flown there as guests of KISS, one of the world's most famous rock-n-roll bands, for a concert that night. Critter got to meet the band - Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer - before the show, take pictures during the show and returned home with a stash of memorabilia almost too big to carry.

"When Tommy was on stage, he came down and gave me his pick," Critter said. "And Eric walked right up to me and gave me his drumsticks. It was pretty sweet."

They also gave him a load of KISS merchandise, including notebooks, pencils, trading cards, action figures and... "Look, they gave me a KISS toothbrush that plays 'Rock and Roll All Nite' when you brush your teeth," Critter said with a big smile.
The 11-year-old was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, a cancer of the white blood cells, in July 2007. For the next five months he underwent five rounds of chemotherapy and a round of radiation. On Nov. 9, 2007, he received a bone marrow transplant and spent six weeks in the hospital. He returned to Fourth Street Elementary School, and was in remission for 15 months, until this past January. He's been receiving chemotherapy all year and is back in remission. He'll continue treatments for three years, then must wait another five years before he can be declared cured.

Critter Smith April 15, 2009 post of KISS MASK WEBZINE:


megan said...

it's so cool that critter got to meet kiss andi think it's sad that he was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemiaa cancer of the white blood cells

Anonymous said...

yea i new critter he was lik my big bro and i miss him rip critter