Pearl Jam Fan With ASL Gets Wish on Stage With the Band


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Pearl Jam superfan Roland Mandel purchased tickets to see Pearl Jam in 2019 just before the start of the pandemic. However, just a year ago he was diagnosed with terminal ALS and is now in a wheelchair. With only a few months to live, seeing Pearl Jam at the Berlin Waldbühne was one of his final wishes that almost didn't come true. All wheelchair seating has been claimed at the venue and Mandel was determined to see the show. He reached out to social media where a campaign called #RVMforRoland gained a lot of attention and with some negotiations from the lessee of the venue, Mandel's wish came true. You can read more about his story here: https://loudwire.com/pearl-jam-fan-terminal-diagnosis-overcomes-venue-regulations-last-wish/