$50,000 given to cancer-stricken girl in Taylor Swift’s name
PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona girl recently diagnosed with cancer has gotten a boost in the form of a $50,000 donation posted online in singer Taylor Swift's name.
The girl's family posted a video on social media earlier this week of 11-year-old Naomi Oakes referring to Swift's single, "Bad Blood," as her theme song. The family also said Naomi would have to miss a Swift concert because of her illness.
The person who posted the donation on the fundraising site GoFundMe writes that there will be more concerts but the focus should be on getting Naomi better.
A spokeswoman for Swift says the singer doesn't confirm charitable contributions. However, Swift has a history of sending money and gifts to her fans.
Naomi's aunt, Andrea Percival, said that Swift's generosity was completely unexpected.
Percival says Naomi was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia at a Phoenix-area hospital last month.
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