Valley Fan Goes To Michael Jackson's Memorial
POSTED: Wednesday, July 8, 2009 - 9:12pm
UPDATED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 12:33pm
One Valley Michael Jackson fan got the opportunity of a lifetime.
She won an online raffle to attend the King of Pop's memorial.
Today, she returned home and spoke to Our News Center 23's Kenny Lopez about the emotional event.
20-year old, Edinburg native, Vanessa Fuerte was one of 17-thousand fans who were sitting in Los Angele's Staples Center, as the world said goodbye to the King of Pop.
Fuerte won the online contest.
More than 1.6 million people were vying for those seats.
Vanessa says, it's definietly something she'll remember for the rest of her life.
She just wishes, she would've been able to see Jackson perform whle he was still alive.
Fuerte is a junior at The University of Texas Pan American.
She took her Uncle Edward with her to the historical memorial service.
She says, her favorite Jackson song is "They Don't Really Care About Us".
She feels that's the song, which most cloesly describes the entertainer's life.