Taylor Swift’s Donation to Fan With Cancer Leaves Girl Breathless [Watch]
When 11-year-old Naomi Oakes got a $50,000 surprise from Taylor Swift, her reaction was priceless. “I seriously think I’m going to pass out right now,” the little girl says in a goosebump-inducing video. Once again the singer went above and beyond a call for support.
Oakes shared her story in a YouTube video. Last month she found out she has myelogenous leukemia, and she chose "Bad Blood" — a new song from Swift, her favorite artist — as the song to help her fight it. Along with her family and doctors, Naomi is hoping to “fix the bad blood” inside her.
The video and Naomi Oakes' story got to the superstar, who wanted to do something to help a young girl anguished by having to miss her Aug. 18 concert in Phoenix. She’ll be hospitalized for six to nine months, People reports. All she really wanted was a #TeamNaomi mention from Swift on Instagram.
Instead, Swift chipped in $50K to Oakes’ GoFundMe page, set up to raise money to cover the young girl's medical expenses. In four separate donations Swift wrote words of encouragement, saying “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.”
Oakes’s reaction is priceless.
Watch the little girl grasp for the right words in the above video, then more about her story here.
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