Taylor Swift Dates Kevin McGuire

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http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/gossip/taylor-swift-takes-cancer-survivor-kevin-mcguire-date-article-1.1311020

In 2012, leukemia cancer patient Kevin McGuire (and now survivor) wanted music star Taylor Swift to be his date to the prom. Kevin’s sister, Victoria McGuire, launched a Facebook campaign to make that happen. Victoria wrote on the Facebook page, “Nothing, and I mean nothing, brightens Kevin’s day more than Taylor Swift. Kevin deserves more than anyone else a special event in his life and the one thing he wants is to go to prom with Taylor Swift!” Bill Scully, Kevin’s guidance counselor at Sterling High School in Somerdale, New Jersey, said, “Everyone here loves Kevin, and many of our students have known him for years. To see his dream come true would mean a lot to them.” The campaign came to the attention of Ms. Swift, who wrote on her Facebook page, “Kevin, I’m so sorry but I won’t be able to make it to your prom. But I was wondering, the ACM [Academy of Country Music] Awards are coming up. Would you be my date? Love, Taylor.” Kevin said, “Obviously, I said yes,” adding that the country-music event “is a lot better than the senior prom.” Unfortunately, he acknowledged, “I’m sick and I’m not sure if I’m able to [go].” As it turned out, he was too ill to attend the 2012 ACM Awards — so Taylor and Justin went together to the 2013 ACM Awards on April 7 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Kevin said, “I think Taylor is one of those people who you don’t really see that often. Going through what we’ve been through … it’s symbolic, in a way. It started my chapter with my cancer. Now it’s behind me; I can close the book on it.”

For Further Information: Zayda Rivera, “Taylor Swift keeps her promise, takes cancer survivor Kevin McGuire on a date.” New York Daily News. 8 April 2013

http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/gossip/taylor-swift-takes-cancer-survivor-kevin-mcguire-date-article-1.1311020

For Further Information: Jim Fischer and Steve Wood, “Taylor Swift accepts date offer from teen battling cancer.” The (Cherry Hill, N.J.) Courier-Post and USA Today. Updated 24 February 2012

http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/life/music/news/story/2012-02-24/taylor-swift-date/53231956/1

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