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AURORA - An Aurora teen already was having a fabulous birthday, but a message from a world famous singer turned out to be the cherry on top during Marissa Murdock's sweet 16 celebration.

Jennifer Hudson sent a video message to Marissa wishing her a happy 16th birthday.

Grammy award winning singer taped a happy birthday message for the Aurora 16-year-old. 9NEWS.com. 03/31/14.

Marissa is a sophomore at Bishop Machebeuf High School and does volunteer work at Children's Hospital, Denver Children's Home and for a number of other non-profit groups.

She is a singer and says she uses her vocal talents to help others.

Marissa's mom wrote Hudson a letter about her daughter's volunteer work and the Oscar and grammy award winning singer was happy to send a birthday message.

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