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Story of their lives: Virginia girls make special plea to One Direction before DC show

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Kara and Chloe's friends and family members have tried to help get 1D's attention by sharing this flyer on social media. Kara and Chloe's friends and family members have tried to help get 1D's attention by sharing this flyer on social media.
WASHINGTON - Two special young Virginia girls will be among the thousands of fans watching One Direction perform in D.C. on Monday night, but their moms say as it stands, they won't have the view they had hoped for. 

Kara, 10, and Chloe, 14, both have special needs, and they're both in wheelchairs.  Their moms, Helen McKean and Missy Sutterfield, tell FOX 5 their girls have been excited about the concert for months.  Their moms bought them tickets and were willing to pay for the most expensive tickets (at $350 a piece) in order for the girls to sit up close. Both Kara and Chloe have trouble with their vision, and their moms hoped they could sit in a place where they would be able to recognize their favorite band.

In a flyer that's been shared on social media, the girls' moms wrote, "Dear 1D, These two very special girls would love to come to your concert in Washington, D.C. and would be absolutely speechless (a rare happening) if they could meet you all.  The story of their lives... physical therapy!"

Unfortunately, they say, there weren't any handicap-accessible seats available in the top tier of tickets.  The girls' moms say they bought the tickets that were offered (at the back of a tier) instead, but they appealed to the One Direction Fan Club to help them get the girls closer seats.  Hundreds of friends and family members from around the world jumped in to help them, but so far, they haven't had any luck.

McKean and Sutterfield tell FOX 5 they're not asking for tickets, but they would like some help getting their daughters a little closer to their idols. 

Before heading to the big show at Nationals Park on Monday, their moms say Kara and Chloe first have to undergo three hours of intense physical therapy, and then make the two-hour drive from their home near Richmond.  Even though it's the day of the show, their moms are holding out hope that word will spread about their daughters, and maybe they'll get a chance to see the band up close.




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