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T​aylor Swift donates $50K to 11-year-old fan battling cancer

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T​aylor Swift donates $50K to 11-year-old fan battling cancer
11-year-old Naomi Oakes is a HUGE Taylor Swift fan and she couldn’t have been more excited to see her in concert in Phoenix on August 18th. However, tragedy struck at the end of June when Oakes was diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia. Fighting the aggressive disease means she won’t be able to leave the hospital for the next six to nine months, so she’ll be forced to miss the show.

On July 5th, her family posted a video to YouTube sharing Oakes’ story, set to TSwift’s ‘Bad Blood’, and asked for help from fellow Swifties to get the singer to see the video. Not only did she see it, but she donated $50,000 to Oakes’ Go Fund Me page to help her family raise money for medical expenses. 

"To the beautiful and brave Naomi I'm sorry you have to miss it, but there will always be more concerts," wrote Swift. "Let's focus on getting you feeling better. I'm sending the biggest hugs to you and your family."

Naomi's reaction when she saw the message was truly priceless - where are all the tissues?!