Taylor Swift donated $50,000 to a young fan battling leukemia after the girl’s father uploaded a video on YouTube and urged fellow Swifties to share it in order to grab the singer’s attention.
Eleven-year-old Naomi Oakes was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia on June 25, and was devastated when she found out her treatment required a stay in the hospital for six to nine months, which meant missing her idol’s concert in Phoenix.
In the video, Oakes sings along with her favorite song “Bad Blood,” which she has chosen as her fight song for her battle against cancer.
Swift saw the video, and donated $50,000 to Oakes’ GoFundMe campaign in increments of $15,000 and $5,000 to help pay the medical expenses, accompanied by a message:
“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.”
When Oakes saw the message from her favorite singer, the moment was recorded on video and uploaded onto YouTube. The little girl could barely contain herself and said, “I seriously think I’m going to pass out right now.”
“Good thing we checked vitals already,” a nurse said in the background.
Swift is known to be charitable, sending Christmas gifts to some of her chosen fans, cutting a check for $1,989 to a fan to help pay her student loans, singing duets with sick Swifties in the hospital and her holding “Secret Sessions,” where Swift invited a limited number of fans to listen to her “1989” album before its release.