Taylor Swift has a history of doing wonderful things for her dedicated fan base. And she’s gone and done it again…
The Blank Space songstress helped a fifteen-year-old fan overcome her anxiety of returning to school, after she wrote on her Tumblr: “I’ve been feeling so alone lately” and that she felt “terrified of school starting and being even more alone next week.”
Never one to ignore a fan in need, Taylor herself commented on the post. She wrote back saying, “Knowing your worth sometime comes without any proof at all. You’re worth more than flaky friends and people who dismiss you, or underestimate you.” Nicely said Tay. And Stormie seemed to think so too writing back, “I really needed to hear it tonight and I’m really grateful to have her in my life. This really helped me and I hope it helps everyone else.”
This comes after Taylor reportedly donated £32,000 last month to a cancer patient who used Bad Blood as her fight song. 11-year old Naomi Oakes, from Arizona, was recently diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia. AShe’ll be be receiving treatment in hospital for six to nine months, and is heartbroken she’ll miss Miss Swift’s concert in Phoenix in August.
Her story captured the hearts of people around the world, as a video that explains why Naomi is using the singer’s ‘Bad Blood’ song as her fight song, has been shared across social media.
Yesterday, a donation showed up on the family’s GoFundMe account from somebody named Taylor Swift who donated $50,000. The generous donation came with a note that read:
“To the beautiful and brave Naomi, I’m sorry you have to miss it, but there will always be more concerts. Let’s focus on getting you feeling better. I’m sending the biggest hugs to you and your family.”
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While Swift has not publicly confirmed the donation, the significant sum seems to eliminate the chance that it is a prank. The total amount came in three donations of $15,000 and one of $5,000.
Naomi’s uncle, Robert Percival, notified KUTV of the donation.”I broke down and cried,” he said. “It’s just amazing that there’s somebody with her celebrity.”
And on Mother’s Day, in the United States in May this year, a young girl called Kaileen reached out to her popstar idol with a direct note on Tumblr, telling of how she had lost her mother.
She described how Taylor had helped her through some dark times: “You took me out of my sad place and made me happy. And because of you, I got through something that was the hardest thing in the world for me.”
The star took little time to reply, with a touching and heartwarming message.
“Kaileen- I love you so much and can’t imagine what you must be feeling today. You’ve lived through my worst fear. I’m so sorry you can’t spend today with her. It’s not fair, and there’s no reason why you should feel okay about it. No one should ever expect you to feel normal today. I admire and respect your ability to put forth such a sunny, sweet disposition when you’ve been through something so dark and tragic so recently. I never would’ve guessed by your attitude or your posts. I never would’ve known if you hadn’t told me. Sending you a huge hug today.
Gonna go get iced coffee and cheers to you. :)”
Not too long ago, Taylor Swift took to her personal Tumblr account to reveal the sad news that her own mother is battling cancer.
Entitled ‘Just so you know…’, the singer wrote:
I’m writing to you with an update I wish I wasn’t giving you, but it’s important and I’m used to sharing important events in my life with you. Usually when things happen to me, I process them and then write music about how I feel, and you hear it much later. This is something my family and I thought you should know about now.
For Christmas this year, I asked my mom that one of her gifts to me be her going to the doctor to get screened for any health issues, just to ease some worries of mine. She agreed, and went in to get checked. There were no red flags and she felt perfectly fine, but she did it just to get me and my brother off her case about it.
The results came in, and I’m saddened to tell you that my mom has been diagnosed with cancer. I’d like to keep the details of her condition and treatment plans private, but she wanted you to know.
She wanted you to know because your parents may be too busy juggling everything they’ve got going on to go to the doctor, and maybe you reminding them to go get checked for cancer could possibly lead to an early diagnosis and an easier battle… Or peace of mind in knowing that they’re healthy and there’s nothing to worry about. She wanted you to know why she may not be at as many shows this tour. She’s got an important battle to fight.
Thank you for caring about my family so much that she would want me to share this information with you.
I hope and pray that you never get news like this.