Taylor Swift Visits Hospital
Taylor Swift is never to busy to meet with the fans who need her the most. This past weekend, the singer stopped by a hospital in Omaha, Neb., to visit a young cancer patient who scored some time with the Grammy winner. According to the Omaha World-Herald, Swift met with 10-year-old Lauren Hacker early Saturday afternoon at Omaha’s Children’s Hospital & Medical Center. Swift was photographed hugging the fifth grader, who suffers from acute myelocytic leukemia, as they posed next to a keyboard. Lauren’s loved ones came up with the idea of creating a YouTube video message to Swift. Lauren’s parents then managed to set up a meeting after reaching out to the 23-year-old singer’s camp. Lauren’s father, Phil, chronicled the encounter on Lauren’s Caring Bridge blog. “Taylor Swift stopped by Lauren’s room at the hospital around 1 p.m. in the afternoon,” he wrote. She spent about an hour chatting with Lauren… Lauren got in on the act and played a song on the electronic piano keyboard that she got for her birthday.” He also added that “Taylor shared stories from her childhood as she was getting her start as an entertainer… Just before she had to leave, Taylor got out a bag of goodies for Lauren and provided autographs on notebooks, photographs and guitar picks… It was a great afternoon for everyone and I’m sure Lauren will remember it for many years to come.” Swift’s Red tour kicks off in Omaha on today (Wednesday, March 13) and will be making stops in 47 North American cities before coming to a close on Sept. 21 in Nashville.