(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) — Taylor Swift brought a big smile to a sick little girl’s face at her show Friday night in Charlotte, NC. Taylor met eight-year-old Emma Routh backstage before the show and then brought her onstage as she performed “Sparks Fly” towards the end of the show.
Emma suffers from a rare blood disorder called fanconi anemia and has endured a bone marrow transplant and chemotherapy. A post from the girl’s family on their Facebook page, Prayers for Emma, thanked Taylor for her generosity saying, “Emma kept telling me, ‘I feel so special tonight.’ When we are not promised a tomorrow with our sweet Emma, every moment counts. You gave us memories that will last a lifetime. So grateful tonight, and that she can forget about all of the pain and just be a kid again.”
Taylor continues her RED tour with a three-night stand in Newark, N.J. starting Wednesday.
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