Taylor Swift has proven once again that she always has time for a fan in need.
The Dover Police Department in Delaware started a social media campaign in May for 13-year-old Victoria Marsh, who has Down syndrome and is battling bone cancer. The kind cops rallied people to share a video featuring Victoria and her love for Taylor Swift, and to tag it #SwiftAWish in hopes that the singer would see it and visit the superfan.
Taylor Swift with superfan Victoria Marsh.
Their plan worked as Victoria’s story caught the attention of Swift’s managers, according to the News Journal. This past Saturday, the star met with Victoria backstage before her concert in Philadelphia.
“Victoria had a huge smile on her face,” Karen Marsh, Victoria’s mother, told the News Journal. “It meant the world to her.“
Swift, signing Victoria’s prosthetic leg.
For the meeting, Victoria’s doctors gave her special permission to leave the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, where she’s been staying, for a few hours to meet Swift, Buzzfeed reported. At the meetup, the star hugged Victoria and took pictures with the teen and her family. Swift even signed the 13-year-old’s prosthetic leg.
Victoria wasn’t able to stay for the actual concert because she needed to return to the hospital, but Marsh says that night was by no means a disappointment.
Swift with Victoria and her sisters.
“It was an incredible and very memorable evening,” the mother told Buzzfeed.
Marsh also told the News Journal that health-wise, her daughter is doing well, and will hopefully complete her treatment by October.
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