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Ringo makes cancer survivor's wish come true



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Ringo Starr has made a teenage cancer survivor's wish come true by presenting him with a drum kit.

The Beatle met 17-year-old Alexx Kipp in Los Angeles after the teenager made a request through the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

After chatting Ringo presented Alexx with a Ludwig kit and the pair jammed together.

On such meetings Ringo told the Los Angeles Times: "It's huge. It puts you in your place. You think you've got a cold - you're all, 'Oh, what about me?' Then you help these kids. You think of the families. I've got children too, and it's got to be hard."