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Justin Timberlake


For 13-Year-Old Brain Surgery Survivor

8/28/2013 1:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Justin Timberlake has a new biggest fan ... a 13-year-old brain surgery survivor ... who's so impressive that JT stopped his entire media tour yesterday to spend some quality time with her.

JT was being rushed through an NYC building on his way into a live radio interview Tuesday, when he crossed paths with Tina DiLascio -- who told Justin her daughter Giana is a "Make-a-Wish" kid who underwent brain surgery last year to fix a serious blockage in her pituitary gland.

Justin was so impressed -- he stopped in his tracks -- and asked if he could meet Giana, who was waiting outside the building with her brother.  We're told JT waited patiently as Tina grabbed Giana ... brought her inside ... and introduced the two.

Tina tells TMZ ...  Giana and Justin chatted for several minutes. JT asked if she watched the VMAs and she lit up, telling Justin he's "The next Michael Jackson" ... to which JT bowed his head and said, "Thank you."

Giana asked if she could take a pic with Justin, who agreed ... but only under one condition -- "Only if you make it your screen saver!" 

Eventually, JT had to leave ... but not before giving Giana a big hug and telling her to "be well."

And in case you're wondering ... the pic IS her screen saver now.



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Is anyone else distracted by the fact that the little girl has a Galaxy S4 which costs around $500 even with a contract? wth

387 days ago


I lost my niece to cancer at a young age. I wanted to comment on the sweet, hopeful look on this 13 year old's face. It's beautiful to see it and it makes me miss my angel even more.

386 days ago


Why are so many people bringing negativity to a story like this? IF Justin is doing this for good publicity, who cares? It made the girl happy, which is all that matters. His motive doesn't change the positive effect it had on the child.

385 days ago


What a great thing to have done. He's 1 of the good ones.

304 days ago


What a great thing for him to do. He's one of the good ones in this business. God bless Giana and JT. Keep up the good work

304 days ago
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