Taylor Swift Gives Ala. Girl Battling Cancer a Night to Remember in Atlanta
ATLANTA - A 6-year-old girl from Tuscaloosa, Alabama won’t soon forget what happened to her at the Taylor Swift concert in Atlanta.
Last April, Taylor Rayburn was diagnosed with Stage 3 Wilms’ tumor, which is a rare kidney cancer that primarily affects children. She was forced to spend her birthday in the hospital at Children’s of Alabama back in June, so her parents wanted to do something extra special for her.
They surprised her with a weekend trip to Atlanta and Taylor Swift concert tickets… a dream come true for most little girls! It was also her first concert.
Her family had no clue what would happen next. They shared their experience on the “Project Team Taylor” Facebook page.
"Our seats happened to be close to where Taylor Swift's entourage was. Taylor Swift's mom noticed Taylor and let Taylor sit next to her for a song and at the end of the concert took us backstage to meet Taylor Swift!!!! Thanks Ms. Andrea, dreams really do come true!!!!"
Taylor’s mother, Allison Rayburn, shared several photos on her Facebook page as well, including one of her daughter with Andrea Swift, who is also battling cancer.
“Taylor and her entourage were the sweetest and most humble people. She is just like you see on tv… I think we were all star struck!” Rayburn said.
Following the concert, the singer took to Twitter. She said it was a magical night and shared several photos, including one of her with Taylor Rayburn.
“This is a night she will always remember!! She left saying, ‘I can’t tell if this is a dream or for real!’ So amazing!” Allison Rayburn said on Facebook.
If you would like to learn more about this brave little girl, you can "like" the Project Team Taylor Facebook page.