Taylor Swift donates $5,000 to late fan's family
Taylor Swift has donated $5,000 to the family of a late fan.
The 26-year-old musician gave the money on Thursday (08.09.16) to a GoFundMe page set up by Kimi Carter whose sister Katie Beth Carter tragically died following a car accident occurred as she was driving back to Jacksonville State University in Alabama after spending Labour Day weekend with her family at home in Georgia. Katie died on Monday (05.09.16) at the age of just 18 from her injuries.
Kimi - who is also a fan of the 'Shake It Off' hitmaker - took to Twitter to show her appreciation, tweeting: "THIS THIS THIS MEANS MORE THAN ANYONE CAN KNOW ... AT MY SISTERS VISITATION & HAD TO WALK OUT BC WOWOW @taylorswift13 (sic)"
The random act of kindness wasn't the only one performed Taylor either, as on the same day she also spent half an hour speaking to Meghan Hills, who suffers from a congenital heart defect known as pulmonary atresia.
The severity of the 18 year old's life-limiting condition meant that she had qualified for help from the Dream Foundation, a wish group for terminally ill adults, and had said that her wish was to talk to Taylor.
Her father explained on Facebook: "Meghan wanted a phone call or a video chat with Taylor Swift, but reasoned that she is so popular currently there would be little if any chance of her being reached. Instead she requested a call or video chat with Ellen Degeneres or Jimmy Fallon. We have not heard anything from the Dream Foundation on Meghan's wishes. If you would be kind enough to share this, my hope is that someone that knows someone will get Meghan one more star under her belt."
After the post was shared over 2,500 times, Taylor's management phoned Meghan's dad and told him to expect a call from the pop megastar.
Meghan posted on Instagram after her chat with the 'Love Story' singer saying: "The words thank you will never be enough to say to Taylor Alison Swift for this day and taking the time to video chat with me for 29 mins. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. (sic)"