Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Taylor Swift to take South Jersey teen to the ACM awards

Taylor Swift has asked leukemia patient Kevin McGuire to be her date at a country music awards show.

Taylor Swift to take South Jersey teen to the ACM awards


Country music doyenne Taylor Swift is all about living the fairy tale. Today, she's making a fairy tale for one South Jersey teen suffering from cancer.

Kevin McGuire, who is battling leukemia, asked Swift to the prom at Sterling Regional High School, in Somerdale, Camden County. Swift unfortunately couldn't make it. “Kevin, I'm so sorry but I won't be able to make it to your prom,” Swift posted on her Facebook page. “But I was wondering, the ACM Awards are coming up.. Would you be my date?”

Instead, she did the next best thing: Swift invited McGuire to be her date for the Academy of Country Music Awards April 1 in Las Vegas.

Everybody now: "Awwww!"

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McGuire is being treated for a relapse of acute lymphoblastic leukemia at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He was first diagnosed with leukemia when he was 13.

His sister, Victoria, cooked up the idea to have Swift attend McGuire’s prom and a Facebook page dedicated to the cause had nearly 90,000 members as of yesterday.

“I tried thinking of a kind person who would make me feel OK. And laugh,” he said. “A person who would look amazing, and the one person who would make me feel special for one night. It was her.”

Inquirer Staff Writer
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