11-Year-Old Girl With Leukemia To Meet Taylor Swift
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By Natasha Brown
BROOMALL, Pa., (CBS) – An 11-year-old girl from Delaware County is about to have the encounter of a lifetime – a chance to go backstage to meet Taylor Swift during her concert Friday in Philadelphia.
“I think I’m her biggest fan,” said Aimee Hurlock, of Broomall, who is undoubtedly pop sensation Taylor Swift’s biggest fan. She’s got the nail art to prove it.
“It says Taylor Swift and her lucky number 13,” she said. “I think it’s just going to feel so amazing when I finally get to give her a hug.”
Aimee has waited years to give her favorite singer a hug. It almost happened when she attended a concert a couple of years ago when Swift was walking through the crowd.
“I was next to my sister and someone pulled my hair so I just ran back to my sister instead of running to Taylor,” she said.
A lot has happened since that missed opportunity. Aimee was diagnosed with leukemia last August, spending months in the cancer center at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children.
Even during her illness she never gave up hoping she’d get that hug from Taylor – putting her thoughts into this song she created in the hospital, with the help of her musical therapist.
“It’s a scary situation for a child to go into the hospital for a long time. She had something to look forward to,” said her father Bob Hurlock.
And now thanks to A.I. duPont Hospital and the Eagles Organization, nothing will stand in the way of her meeting Taylor Swift at Lincoln Financial Field. Her VIP backstage pass sits at the ready – ready to make a little girl’s dream come true.
“She’s wanted this so much. It’s just a dream come true,” said her mother Adriana Hurlock.
“I say just follow your dreams and don’t think they can’t come true because they can,” said Aimee.