Sunday 25 September 2016

Taylor Swift calls fan with cancer

Published 30/04/2015 | 13:56

The family of Emily Beazley, who has cancer, says Taylor Swift phoned the 12-year-old and talked with her for about 10 minutes (AP)
The family of Emily Beazley, who has cancer, says Taylor Swift phoned the 12-year-old and talked with her for about 10 minutes (AP)

The family of a 12-year-old girl who is battling cancer have told how pop star Taylor Swift phoned her to talk about music, touring and her disease.

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Ed Beazley, from Chicago, said Swift chatted with his daughter Emily for about 10 minutes last night.

Emily has non-Hodgkins lymphoma. Friends and family have been appealing to Swift through social media to call Emily, including a video with about 200 children singing and dancing to her songs.

Emily's mother Nadia said her daughter had "the biggest smile" and "jumped up and down" after the Grammy Award-winner's call.

She said Swift's manager offered the family tickets and the opportunity to meet the singer at her Detroit concert on May 30.

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