Taylor Swift Gives $50,000 To A Kid With Cancer

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  1. BethSucks

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    Taylor Swift's $50,000 Donation to Cancer Patient Causes GoFundMe to Raise Giving Limit
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    By Jodi Guglielmi

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    07/10/2015 AT 12:55 PM EDT

    Once in a while (more like all the time), Taylor Swift likes to reach out to her fans on a personal level.

    From interacting with them on Tumblr to sending Christmas presents with handwritten notes, Swift, 25, is all about giving back. But what she did for Naomi, a young girl battling cancer, was life-changing – and once again changed how a company conducts its business.

    Due to her diagnosis, Naomi was forced to miss Swift's upcoming concert. After hearing about her situation, Swift donated $50,000 to Naomi's GoFundMe campaign.

    "To the beautiful and brave Naomi, I'm sorry you have to miss [my concert], but there will always be more concerts," wrote Swift when giving the donation. "Let's focus on getting you feeling better. I'm sending the biggest hugs to you and your family."

    Because the site's donation limit was set at $15,000, Swift made four separate donations, totaling $50,000.

    The company was so inspired by Swift's generosity that it raised the giving limitto match the singer's donation. People can now donate in transactions up to $50,000.

    "Taylor Swift's donation was so generous that it required us to increase the donation limit on the platform," said Rob Solomon, GoFundMe's CEO. "What Ms. Swift has done for Naomi and others can inspire the next generation of giving."

    Naomi and her family were so blown away with Swift's donation that they posted a video response to thank the singer.



    This isn't the first time that Swift's influence has caused a company to change its policies. Earlier this summer she wrote an open letter to Apple asking for the company to pay artists during the free trial period of its streaming service. Apple execs took notice of Swift's concerns and complied with her demands. blog comments powered by Disqus
     
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    hidden dragon the princess of darkness Staff Member

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    that is sweet of her. hopefully she will keep up the good deeds.
     
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    ...its fucking p.r. gold jerry, gold! meanwhile the koam is begging his fans for kitty litter.
     
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    Probably Lorde's idea.. :ucoffee:
     
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    Meanwhile Howard still expects his listeners to fund his wife's vanity project and didn't contribute to his "beloved" cousins medical expenses.
     
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    She's hot now. It took a while for her body to take shape, but I would now push my meatstick into her deep and hard. A couple of years ago? Probably not.

    Also a very classy and gracious thing to do for the cancer patient, it's too bad more celebrities weren't like that


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    Can I pay Taylor 50G to go away?
     
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    :eek::behave:
     
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    I can't figure out who would actually listen to her characterless screeching.

    What's the demographic? Tone deaf kids? Can't be adults, but she apparently wins Grammy Awards, which is probably a good argument for another mass extinction.
     
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    She'll regret not doing that anonymously.
     
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    I think I have something terminal too. It's called boneritis. If I look at ugly chicks my dick goes haywire and gets crazy soft, almost goes inside out.

    My wish?

    I'd like Taylor to come over and give me hand manipulation so my boneritis is cured for at least today, hopefully tomorrow if I can somehow get seconds.
     
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    Sometimes if I wonder if some celebrities do this more as a PR stunt - they need to give to charity anyway - they get the tax write off. It seems like they promoted this pretty strongly. I feel for the cancer victim though.
     
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    I may not like her music but that was a sweet thing she did.
     
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    If she's faking it, she's a really good faker.

    She might just be nice and she might have fun with her friends. There sure are a lot of photos out there where she appears to be having a nice time.

    Giving $50,000 to one of her young fans who has cancer? Stern won't do as much good over the next 20 years.
     
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    Sold out shows at met life this weekend
     
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    Wasent that the wigs cousin or some1 in his clan on go fund me for some shit
     
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    MyLazyHand Russia and France Know What to Do

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    His cousin, who Stern swore he deeply loved, was dying of cancer and needed assistance.

    Howard ignored him because it involved money.
     
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    Well, I think it's very sweet of her.
    I also saw a video yesterday of Johnny Depp visiting some cancer kids at the hospital, dressed as Jack Sparrow.
    I don't care if it's a publicity stunt or not, it made the kids very happy, so that's all that really matters.
     
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    Compare and contrast...this is Howard's cousin. He is dead.

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