Taylor Swift Meets With Teen Fan Battling Brain Cancer

By: E News Email
By: E News Email

(E News) - Taylor Swift may be one of the busiest hit-making singers around, but that won't stop her from paying it forward—especially when it comes to her fans.

Case in point: she recently met with Kayla Kincannon, a 17-year-old Michigan girl battling brain cancer.

Kayla's family friends launched an online campaign (#OperationGetKaylaToMeetTaylorSwift on Twitter) about a month ago to reach out to Swift and let her know about Kayla's dream to meet her idol.

That dream came true on Jan. 19.

"You guys have no idea how awesome this lunch was!" Kayla's dad Brad posted on their Team Kayla website. "This was no quick meet and greet photo opp. We sat and talked to Taylor and her mom for two hours, had lunch and Kayla received a gift basket, then she signed pictures!

"She is the sweetest, most down-to-earth person I have ever met!" he continued. "This was more than we ever expected! I'm so thankful to team Kayla, news, and everyone who made her dream come true! This was the best day ever for her and all of us!"

The day before, Kayla posted on Facebook that Swift's mom, Andrea, had contacted the family to arrange for Taylor to pick up her up in her tour bus. Kayla tweeted, "Can not believe I just had lunch w @taylorswift13 today, I was enchanted to meet you!"

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