When Taylor Swift learned about a baby boy with cancer, the singer instantly responded. Touched by the battle of baby Ayden, who is just slightly more than a year old, Taylor provided a donation of $50,000 that more than fulfilled the family’s monetary goals. Swift is busy with her successful crooning career, but that didn’t stop her from taking time to help the 13-month-old ailing child.
Ayden is the nephew of Kim “Toshi” Davidson, one of Taylor’s backup dancers. And although Swift is immersed in her tour, the little boy suffering with cancer touched her heart, reported People.
When Taylor became aware of a GoFundMe account designated for this cause, Swift donated to help the young boy with his cancer battle. The child’s uncle, Toshi, is one of the backup dancers on Taylor’s “1989 World Tour.”
“Baby Ayden, I’m lucky enough to perform with your uncle Toshi on tour,” noted Swift. “All of us are praying for you and your mama and sending so much love your way. Love, Taylor.”
Although the goal for Ayden’s GoFundMe account was $20,000 when Swift donated the $50,000 for the little boy with cancer, she took the level beyond the family’s hopes and prayers.
Her backup dancer Toshi had shared on social media about the little boy with cancer, asking for prayers and also noting the GoFundMe account for donations.
“My youngest Nephew Ayden “Lil Toshi” only 13 months old has been diagnosed with Cancer… Keep him in your prayers please… They are still running test to find out the stage and how far it has spread…GoFundMe link in Bio…if you want to donate… Value the life you have and live it… Spread Love #helpbabyAydenbeatcancer #lilToshi #f**kcancer #family #love #nephew #life #live #cancer”
When Toshi learned that Taylor had donated the money, he described Swift as an angel. The dancer added that her donation to the little boy with cancer was beyond thanks.
“She is such an incredible human being,” he added.
GoFundMe previously had a donation limit that was increased in July, when Taylor gifted $50,000 to another individual with cancer. Rob Solomon, the CEO of GoFundME, expressed his hope that Swift’s generosity will inspire other young people to pay it forward.
“Taylor Swift’s donation was so generous that it required us to increase the donation limit on the platform,” added Solomon. “What Ms. Swift has done for Naomi and others can inspire the next generation of giving.”
At 25, Taylor has been through her own share of heartbreak. As the Inquisitr reported, Swift revealed that her own mother is battling cancer.
Taylor updated fans about her mom’s health tragedy. Swift had asked her mother, as a Christmas gift, to go to the doctor to be screened for any possible health issues. Although everything seemed fine on the surface, Taylor’s 57-year-old mother, Andrea Swift, agreed, only to be shocked by the results.
“There were no red flags and she felt perfectly fine, but she did it just to get me and my brother off her case about it,” added Taylor. “The results came in, and I’m saddened to tell you that my mom has been diagnosed with cancer.”
Swift has recommended to fans that they reach out to their own parents to recommend health screenings, reported Entertainment Tonight.
Taylor pointed out that although parents often are busy multi-tasking, an early diagnosis can lead to an easier fight for recovery as well as freedom from worrying.
“[My mom] wanted you to know why she may not be at as many shows this tour. She’s got an important battle to fight,” added Swift of her reason for publicizing her mother’s battle with cancer.
But Taylor has not neglected others fighting the same battle. Swift, in addition to her donation to the little boy with cancer, has honored a little boy who passed away of cancer when he was just 4-years-old. Ronan was the inspiration for the single, and Taylor mentioned Maya Thompson, the child’s mother, during a recent concert. Maya had blogged about his son’s battle.
“I wouldn’t know half as much as I know about childhood cancer and childhood cancer research if she hadn’t shared her story about her son Ronan,” praised Swift.
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