Taylor Swift Asks Cancer Patient to be Her Date to ACM Awards
Taylor Swift will have an extra-special date to this year’s Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards: a young man battling cancer.
Kevin McGuire, an 18-year-old varsity football player from New Jersey, was diagnosed with leukemia when he was 13. He had been in remission since 2010, but recently suffered a relapse. His big sister, Tori, came up with the idea of asking Taylor to go to the Sterling High School prom in Somerdale, New Jersey, and started the Facebook page “Taylor Swift Take Kevin McGuire To Prom!” to make that happen.
Tori wrote: “Kevin is the kindest, most noble 18 year old a person could even fathom meeting, and throughout his ups and downs Kevin never even questioned ” why me?” Nothing, and I mean nothing brightens Kevin’s day more than Taylor Swift. Kevin deserves more than anyone a special event in his life.. and the one thing he wants is to go to prom with Taylor Swift!”
Tori also mentioned that, incidentally, the prom falls on Kevin’s birthday.
Unfortunately, Taylor was unavailable for Kevin’s prom in June – but boy, did she come up with a wonderful alternative! Taylor wrote the following on Facebook: “Kevin, I’m so sorry but I won’t be able to make it to your prom… But I was wondering, the ACM Awards are coming up. Would you be my date? Love, Taylor.”
To that invitation, Kevin responded by saying: “I don’t know what else to say, I was just trying not to throw up! I have cancer. Cancer doesn’t have me. Taylor, I would love to go with you.”
Kevin is currently undergoing treatment at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The ACM Awards is set for April 1st.Tags: Kevin McGuire, Taylor Swift ACM date, Taylor Swift asks Kevin McGuire, Taylor Swift date, Taylor Swift prom date