How the Internet banded together to help a sick fan meet life hero Taylor Swift

Delaney Clements is only thirteen years old, but she’s been battling cancer for five long years. She has neuroblastoma, which is one of the most common childhood cancers. Sadly, Delaney’s mom posted to Facebook earlier this month that the cancer had spread to her daughter’s brain. Wendy Campbell wrote that Delaney is expected to enter hospice care, and “our goal now is to keep Delaney as comfortable as possible and keep her spirits uplifted as she travels on a journey we fought so hard to avoid.”

One way that Delaney’s family and friends hoped to keep her in good spirits was by arranging a meeting with her life hero, Taylor Swift. But that’s easier said than done. Taylor’s a pretty busy woman. So Delaney’s support system started a social media campaign using the hashtag #delaneymeettaylor, and guess what, guys: Taylor Swift noticed, and she totally showed up to shower Delaney with love, support and selfies…lots and LOTS of selfies.

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