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Taylor Swift Donates $50K to 11-Year-Old Fan With Cancer

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    Taylor Swift arrives at the iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on Sunday, March 29, 2015, in Los Angeles

    Taylor Swift recently made a generous donation to one of her fans.

    Naomi Oakes was planning to attend the "Shake it Off" singer's Aug. 18 concert with her best friend in Phoenix. But plans changed when the 11-year-old was diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia on June 25 and learned that she needs aggressive treatment, resulting in her not being able to leave the hospital for six to nine months.

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    She chose Swift's "Bad Blood" as her fight song and is preparing to face the cancer head-on.

    Her family made a video telling Naomi's story and her love for Swift in an attempt to reach the singer. In the video, they ask the "Taylor Nation" to help spread the word on social media, and it was a success.

    Two days after the video was uploaded to YouTube, Swift donated $50,000 to Naomi's GoFundMe page writing, "To the beautiful and brave Naomi, I'm sorry you have to miss it, but there will always be more concerts. Let's focus on getting you feeling better. I'm sending the biggest hugs to you and your family."

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    A video was posted on YouTube of Naomi seeing Swift's message for the first time.

    "I can barely breathe," Naomi says with a smile in her face. "I seriously think I'm going to pass out."

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