Taylor Swift Donates $50,000 to Sick Fan Who Missed Her Show
Taylor Swift is quickly becoming known for her generosity to her fans, but she’s really outdone herself this time.
Naomi Oakes, 11, was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia on June 25, according to the YouTube video below. The Taylor Swift fan is currently undergoing such aggressive treatment that she can’t leave the hospital for six to nine months. To get through this tough time, she chose Swift’s song “Bad Blood” as her cancer fight song and uses it with the slogan “Get rid of the bad blood.”
On top of all the other bad news, Naomi was dismayed to hear that her long hospital stay meant she’d have to miss the Taylor Swift concert on August 18th in Phoenix. Her parents had given her the concert tickets as a Christmas present.
So, in the hopes of cheering her up, Naomi’s family and friends decided to make and share the video below to try and get Swift’s attention.
And it worked.
Swift heard Naomi’s story, and on July 7, she donated $50,000 to her GoFundMe page.
“To the beautiful and brave Naomi, I’m sorry you have to miss it, but there will always be more concerts,” Swift wrote on Naomi’s GoFundMe page. “Let’s focus on getting you feeling better. I’m sending the biggest hugs to you and your family.”
Check out Naomi’s reaction to Swift’s gesture in the video below:
Swift’s generous donation will go toward Naomi and her family’s mounting medical costs as she continues to get treatment.
Go here to donate to Naomi’s GoFundMe page, or to hear more about her story.
Check out the “Bad Blood” music video below.