Social media sent a loud and clear message to pop superstar Taylor Swift: Call little Emily Beazley now!
Swift finally heard the cry, and late this afternoon called the 12-year-old Beazley, a Mount Greenwood resident who is battling a rare and devastating form of cancer, and is a super-huge fan of the singer.
“I CANNOT thank all of you and your efforts that you are ALL making to reach Taylor Swift,” her mother, Nadia Beazley, wrote on Facebook. “Taylor called Emily Beazley! !!!!! She just got off the phone with her. She couldn’t have been nicer. Emily has a smile from ear to ear!”
According to patch.com, Emily has been battling Stage 3 T-Cell lymphoblastic non-Hodgkin lymphoma since April 2011. She finished treatment in July 2013. Since then, she has relapsed several times. Last August, her little sister Olivia donated stem cells but Emily relapsed again in January.”
Swift is scheduled to appear in concert July 18 at Soldier Field. And while Emily’s family reportedly has tickets for the show, they are not sure the little girl will be well enough to travel to the venue. Emily listened to Swift’s hit “Shake it Off” throughout her treatment. According to a Tribune story, Swift’s manager contacted the Beazley family after the singer’s phone call to offer tickets to the pop star’s Detroit show on May 30, and the chance to meet with Swift at that concert as well.
Most recently, Beazley’s supporters, known affectionately as “Emily’s Entourage,” rallied (and won) to have her family’s street at 108th and Homan Avenue named in Emily Beazley’s honor. The city recently honored Emily with a Chicago skyline lit up in purple and green. She was also named an honorary Chicago police officer on Tuesday.
— Taylor Swift Updates (@TSwiftLA) April 30, 2015