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Teenage Taylor Swift fan has dream come true and meets singer before losing her hearing

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Published 30/11/2015 | 09:12

Taylor Swift with fan Jorja in Australia. Picture: Maitland Mercury/Twitter
Taylor Swift with fan Jorja in Australia. Picture: Maitland Mercury/Twitter
Taylor Swift performs during her '1989' World Tour at ANZ Stadium on November 28, 2015 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Taylor Swift granted the wish of a young fan suffering from hearing loss by meeting with her during her tour in Australia.

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The Wildest Dreams singer is currently Down Under as part of her 1989 World Tour, and during her stop in Sydney on Saturday, Taylor came face-to-face with 12-year-old Jorja Hope, who was diagnosed with a condition that causes progressive inner-ear hearing loss.

According to local newspaper the Maitland Mercury, Jorja's first concern upon receiving the life-changing new was that she wouldn't be able to hear Taylor sing.

Soon after, Jorja's twin sister Choloe launched an online campaign called #HelpJorjaMeetTaylorSwiftSydney, and it caught the attention of DJs at Sydney radio station Nova 96.9, who helped set up a meet-and-greet with the star before they attended the concert.

After meeting her idol, Jorja told the Maitland Mercury, "She was very, very amazing and very pretty. I didn’t expect her to be as tall as she was... It was very, very fun, we danced all night."

"Taylor Swift, she is my idol," Jorja added. "She does get a lot of people who say she’s bad, but she keeps on going."

This isn't the first time that the 25-year-old has gone out of her way to help one of her adoring fans.

Back in January, she sent a cheque to a fan for $1989 to help pay towards her student loan fees, while in December last year (14), the thoughtful singer wrapped and delivered Christmas presents to a number of mega-fans. Taylor reportedly stalked their social media accounts to find out what each fan really wanted for 'Swiftmas' and sent along a personalised letter.

It happened tonight Jorja met Taylor! Chloe you did it!!! You gave your sister the ultimate gift! Taylor gave Jorja a massive hug! Photo to come when available for now here are some of Jorja at the concert!

Posted by Help Jorja meet Taylor swift in Sydney 2015 on Saturday, November 28, 2015
Taylor Swift performs during her '1989' World Tour at ANZ Stadium on November 28, 2015 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)
Taylor Swift performs during her '1989' World Tour at ANZ Stadium on November 28, 2015 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

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