Cancer Advocate and Taylor Swift Fan Emily Beazley, 12, Has Died


The four-year struggle against T-cell lymphoblastic non-Hodgkin's lymphoma is, sadly, over, for 12-year-old Emily Beazley of Chicago, who passed away on Monday, according to her mother.

Just last month, the beautiful young girl made headlines after her friends began a social media campaign-- which included a music video-- to convince Emily's idol, pop superstar Taylor Swift, to call her for a chat.

Swift--famous and beloved for such gestures--obliged.

“She knew all about me,” Beazley gushed to the Chicago Tribune last month. "She told me about her tour starting in Tokyo, she asked what my favorite song was, and I told her ‘Shake It Off.’ Then she said, ‘Oh, cool.’”

Beazley also recently threw out a first pitch for the Chicago White Sox, further proof of just how much this young girl touched her community.

First diagnosed at the age of eight, she looked for ways to to help kids like her in similarly difficult situations. That included making a video a couple of years ago with Advocate Children’s Hospital in Oak Lawn, Ill., in an effort to encourage other kids battling cancer to fight and to have hope.

"Even though she knew it was too late for her, she wanted people to continue to raise money for research," said Dr. Jason Canner. "She wanted to help find a cure."

Source: US Magazine

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