Candid > 2010 > Sydney Children’s Hospital Visit- 9/22
MEETING heart-throb Zac Efron yesterday was great news for young Olivia Wall. But it wasn’t the best news. “While it’s nice that Zac’s here to visit, we got the really good news yesterday that her cancer is in remission,” Shoshana Wall said.
The High School Musical star made a low-key visit to the Sydney Children’s Hospital in Randwick and won the hearts of patients like Olivia, their parents and the staff. Efron, in Sydney for the premiere of his latest film Charlie St Cloud, spent an hour with the children in the cancer ward.
The star was friendly and relaxed with six-year-old Olivia, an ardent Efron fan who has non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The first-grader was happy to hug Efron and read her favourite picture book – High School Musical. “What a coincidence,” Efron joked.
Asked by Efron who was her favourite characters, Olivia replied “Sharpay” (Ashley Tisdale), an answer that brought a few chuckles. “She’s one of my favourites too,” Eftron said. He leaves Sydney for Los Angeles today.