Taylor Swift donates to fan struggling with medical bills
OREM, Utah (AP) — Taylor Swift has donated $15,500 to a GoFundMe account of a fan whose family is struggling with medical bills.
Sadie Bartell’s mother has been in a coma for three years, and the family is worried about losing their Orem, Utah, home because of mounting medical bills. The 19-year-old tweeted that her mother became ill two days before she went to see Swift in a concert.
Hey guys. I’m really nervous to post this. Please help if you can and pray for my family. I’m sorry I never said anything sooner and that I’m suddenly asking for help. I love you guys so much. https://t.co/Jww8qR7Xqu pic.twitter.com/3cXm2o47lg
— Sadie 🍁 (@swiftsinautumn) October 2, 2018
This was me and my sweet Mom at the Red tour ❤️ she loves Taylor so much and no one has supported my love for her more. She is the best person who has ever lived, I love her so much. Please continue to help. Love you guys. pic.twitter.com/ZNKYZhHEsS
— Sadie 🍁 (@swiftsinautumn) October 3, 2018
Swift made the donation over the weekend with the message, “Love, Taylor, Meredith and Olivia Swift.” Meredith and Olivia are Swift’s cats.
We’d like to applaud the generosity of @taylorswift13, who has been a part of our giving community since the beginning & just donated $15k to a teen fan whose mom has been in a coma for 3 years. Visit the family’s GoFundMe here: https://t.co/jtoz5rJPgw https://t.co/aOyLdpOKoa
— GoFundMe (@gofundme) October 23, 2018
Others followed the singer’s lead and donated.
Bartell tweeted “Taylor really actually donated to me and followed me and liked my thank you to her like that actually happened it’s my life it’s real.”
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