Taylor Swift has been widely known to give back to her fans and followers across the globe. Given the power of social media and the Shake It Off singer's active presence online, another young fan's wish was fulfilled. Delaney Clements, a huge supporter of Swift, just got the Christmas gift she longed to receive - that is, meeting her idol.
Swift initiated a surprise visit to the 13-year-old girl afflicted with neuroblastoma cancer. Clements, a young fan of the Bad Blood singer from Colorado, received the spectacular surprise through the campaign #DelaneyMeetTaylor. The online campaign was further bolstered by the Grand Junction community, which used their social media pages to help Clements achieve her goal.
Months following the hashtag went viral; the 13-year-old got her wish. Swift herself arranged an afternoon with the cancer patient. Instead of simply dropping by the home of Clements, the Blank Space singer spent an entire afternoon with the young fan. Ecstatic with the surprise, Clements and her family shared their joy via social media.
"I was just laying down taking a nap in my room when my mom said I had a visitor," wrote the excited fan in her Instagram account. Clements went on to share, "And I thought it might just be another person coming to see how I was. Then suddenly the most amazing miracle happens...Taylor Swift walked into my bedroom and spent the afternoon with me just talking and hanging!!!! I am beyond Blessed for everyone's help and support!!!" The photo shows Swift and Clements in an embrace while smiling for the camera.
In her Facebook page, Clements's mother, Wendy Campbell, posted more photos from her Swift's visit. She wrote, "So this just happened. Thank you Taylor Swift for the best Christmas present ever.#TaylorMeetDelaney"
Prior to her meeting with the Style singer, Clements shared her ordeals in connection with her illness. She said, according to ABC News, "I have cancer called neuroblastoma, and I've been getting a treatment called chemotherapy and it makes my hair fall out." On December 8, Campbell announced via Facebook that the family will be taking Clements home for hospice care. The news came after they learned that her cancer has already spread to her brain.
According to Cancer Research UK, "neuroblastoma is rare cancer that affects children, mostly under the age of five years old." In rare circumstances, older children, teenagers, and adults are also affected by the serious condition. The organization added, "Like other cancers it can spread to other parts of the body. The most common places are the bones, liver, and skin. It spreads through the blood and lymphatic system. This happens in about half of children with neuroblastoma."