Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler was filmed hugging a fan named Julian Acosta in a wheelchair. Steven Tyler is constantly meeting new people, as he and a young A-list singer recently flipped off a camera in a hilarious photo.
Acosta wrote on YouTube (edited for clarity by Alternative Nation), “It was March 3rd when I met Steven Tyler from Aerosmith. He was my idol for years, and to finally meet him is so surreal. Make a Wish Arizona set all of this up, I have to give a big thanks to them, because if it wasn’t for them I would have never met Steven. He was the sweetest guy ever, as anyone would imagine. This day right here will stay in my memory forever. Thank you once again Make a Wish Arizona and Steven Tyler for making all of this possible for me! 😀😀😀😀”
Steven Tyler is very charitable, including launching his own cause Janie’s Fund:
Janie’s Fund is a philanthropic initiative created by Steven Tyler in partnership with Youth Villages to bring hope and healing to girls who have suffered the trauma of abuse and neglect. Steven first gave voice to this cause with his hit “Janie’s Got a Gun,” and his establishment of the fund ensures that these vulnerable girls will have an enduring voice for years to come.
Janie’s Fund has two important goals: to bring much-needed awareness to the issue of abuse and neglect of children and to generate financial support to ensure that girls receive the most effective services available to help them overcome the trauma and pain of abuse. Contributions to Janie’s Fund support proven programs at Youth Villages that have demonstrated effectiveness in addressing the trauma of sexual abuse in children and expansion of these services to help even more girls. Learn more at www.JaniesFund.org.
Tyler said, “I need your help to take care of abused and neglected girls and spread the word about Janie’s Fund. In addition to donating, I’m asking you to become a fundraiser for these young people who need even more voices of support.”