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Taylor Swift Goes Above & Beyond for Children's Hospital Visit

Taylor Swift Goes Above & Beyond for Children's Hospital Visit

Taylor Swift bundles up while arriving at the Baryshnikov Arts Center on Monday morning (March 24) in New York City.

Over the weekend, the 24-year-old country singer paid a special visit to the children’s wing at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in the Big Apple.

Taylor was reportedly only scheduled to stay at the hospital for one hour, but she stayed for more than four and a half hours instead. So awesome of her!

Watch a video below of Taylor meeting with Shelby Huff, who is currently receiving a life saving clinical trial at the cancer center.

FYI: Taylor is carrying a Dolce&Gabbana bag.


Tayor Swift Visits Shelby Huff at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

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12 Comments

# 1

I would prefer all those stars go hug very ill people and sing with them, without all the publicity. And donate the intrest on their fortune for charity, which they do not feel as a donation anyway, in silence. Now that would make it really genuine, isn’t it? Only…. that would mean it stays unseen… Instead of before a crowd of 1000′s of fans, or the paps. And that makes all the difference for those stars..
Not for the people on the receiving end.
Oh and I know, they are a so called example… well not for the onces who really want to donate and do give silently year after year. Just not in the spotlight and again.. with no difference for the once who receive. Ahhh..

# 3

@stunned: It was the family who video taped it not others. She did it privately the family just posted it. She is a very charitable star and gives back a lot she doesn’t do it for publicity.

# 4

@effe: thank you. I didn’t know that.
Still, I believe most artists are not like Taylor Swift, and somehow I find that irritating.

# 6

@effe:

ITA! The families want those pictures to remember the day their girl/boy got to meet someone they were a fan of. Those are memories that will live with them forever. Taylor does alot of things behind the scenes that no one knows about. Those children who are so ill need a lift, if only for a few moments. The smiles on their faces say it all. THANKS TAYLOR!

# 7

@stunned:

Have you considered the possibility that Taylor Swift enjoyed meeting all those kids and their families? Because if she was just doing it for publicity, I think she would’ve just stayed there for an hour, as was planned. And it wasn’t Swift who publicized that she visited the kids. It was a family member who took the video.
Ethel Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy’s widow, has praised Taylor Swift for recognizing at an early age the importance of giving back. But do you have any idea at all what Taylor Swift has done since she was a teenager to give back, and help others? For example, do you know all the things she’s done to raise public awareness of the need for more research for childhood cancer? All the kids she’s visited, or the money she’s given, or raised?
Try not to be so cynical. If you had any idea of all the kids Taylor has visited, the millions of dollars she has given for so many good causes–and how she not only donates millions, but spends the time with people, too–you would never write such a foolish, cynical comment.
I’m sure there are many other people who give generously of their time and money, just like Taylor Swift does. But never assume that just because one story happens to pop up in the news, that it’s the only time someone like Taylor gives of his or her time.
There’s a reason Taylor was namd most charitable Celebrity two years in a row. And I bet you haven’t the slightest idea of all the things she does quietly and privately.

# 8

@stunned:

I just wanted to add this– over the years, many famous people have worked to raise funds and increase public awareness for a variety of illnesses. A couple of famous ones–the comedian Danny Thomas helped fund and start the famous St. Jude’s a hospital. His daughter still does ads on TV to raise funds, because she says kids are treated there for free. The comedian Jerry Lewis had famous yearly telethons to raise momey for kids with muscular dystrophy.

So Taylor Swift is concerned about research for childhood cancers. She visits kids..She wrote a song called Ronan, which she performed on a telethon for childhood cancer research. All her money for the song went to childhood cancer research.

So hey, Stunned. Maybe you can go on ITunes and buy Ronan. It’s probably still there, and your money will go to a good cause.

And the next time someone happens to take a photo or video of Taylor visiting kids with cancer, and it gets posted on the Internet–you’ll think of childhood cancer research, instead of being critical of Swift. Because each time there’s a photo or video of her visiting kids–she’s raising public awareness. In fact, if you happened to watch this video, and pay attention-you’ll hear Shelby’s mom say that Shelby’s in that hospital because she’s getting a brand new kind of treatment for her kind of cancer. She’s able to try that treatment because of childhood cancer research, which has been underfunded in the past.

So–instead of worrying about Taylor Swift– think of all the cute kids like Shelby, who are happy to have her visit. And then maybe think about making a small contribution to a charity of your choice, if you can spare the money. Because there are a lot of people in this world who could use our help!

# 9

Damn how can you not love Taylor? I had a dream that we met and hit it off, though by the end of the dream she pretended not to know me, which I thought, that sounds about right.

Taylor has a golden heart. She is always doing charity stuff. What is she supposed to do? Make those sick kids, their families sign something that they can not talk about her visit? Everybody was happy. Main thing.

FYI haters, she didn’t tweet about it, uploaded pictures,… The kids or their parents did, so Taylor doesn’t have anything to do with the fact that the pictures are all over the internet now. So it’s not a PR stunt!
She’s a global superstar, there are good Tumblr blogs that always find the latest picture of her and share it, so what did you expect to happen?

what an Angel.. #proud #respect

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