By Julie Redwood
Taylor Swift, known for her love and ballads and grand gestures of kindness, has recently added a new accomplishment to her list, by helping Naomi Oakes, an 11-year old, suffering from Myeloid Leukemia, a rare form of cancer that she was diagnosed this June.
After seeing the video,”Naomi’s Bad Blood,” inspired by the latest hit song, Swift immediately wanted to do something that would help save Naomi’s life and to alleviate her situation. As the family had hoped, the video immediately caught Swift’s attention, in which she sent a heartfelt message just for Naomi.
“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,” says Swift.
While Naomi is fighting for her life, she is finding inspiration in a song that Taylor Swift wrote, entitled, “Bad Blood,” in honor of her favorite singer. Swiftly swooping in to help save the girls life, Taylor Swift has donated $50,000 to help pay for medical expenses.
Because Oakes has to remain in the hospital for the next 9 months, she will, unfortunately not be able to attend Swift’s concert, but the message from Swift seems to have been just enough, as Oakes was elated to hear from her idol.
“I can barely breathe … I seriously think I’m going to pass out right now” says Oakes in response to Swift’s letter to her.
You can catch all of the story in the video above. Taylor Swift is no stranger to making the rounds with random acts of kindness. Although she might be a superstar, it’s her generosity truly shines even more.
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