Taylor Swift Visits Young Cancer Patients In Heartwarming Video

Mon, March 24, 2014 6:12pm EDT by 30 Comments

Taylor Swift made a surprise visit to hang out with some very sick young fans for an hour at the New York Hospital Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, but ended up spending over five hours bringing joy to suffering young children and their families. Watch a video from her visit inside.

Taylor Swift took time out of her busy schedule to make a special trip to New York Hospital to visit a handful of fans that are suffering from cancer. One family recorded Taylor’s entire visit so that the world could see what a kind hearted young lady she is.

Taylor Swift Visits Sick Fans

On Saturday, March 22, Taylor Swift was scheduled to stop at the New York Hospital Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center for an hour long visit. Instead, Taylor ended up spending over 5 hours visiting children all over the hospital.

Taylor paid a visit to the pediatric floor, where multiple young children are being treated for a variety of different cancers. We can’t even imagine what it’s like to be on that floor, witnessing so many children with their whole lives ahead of them suffering from such a heinous disease.

Taylor is one incredible lady for not only making time to visit these sick children, but for spending so much time with them and making them so happy.

Shelby Huff In ‘Awe’ After Taylor’s Visit

One fan that got a visit from Taylor is Shelby Huff, a young girl suffering from severe aplastic anemia.

Aplastic anemia results from injury to the blood stem cells, causing a decrease in the number of every type of blood cell. Shelby has already received a bone marrow transplant, and is still receiving different types of blood cell treatment as time goes on.

Shelby’s family recorded Taylor’s entire visit, and it’s like the two have been best friends for a very long time. Taylor gives Shelby advice for her guitar lessons, and Shelby shows off all of the posters of Taylor she was up in her hospital room. Taylor even took time to talk to Shelby’s little sister, Avalon, who Skyped in during the visit.

Tell us, HollywoodLifers — Are you a Taylor Swift fan? What do you think about her visiting sick fans? Let us know your thoughts below!

– Lauren Cox

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Christina Helen Mack

Posted at 5:51 PM on April 10, 2014  

That was very sweet of you, Taylor. I would love to meet you someday, and keep up the good charity work and suprising beautiful little children. Y’all are all in my heart including Shelby!!!!!!!! Best wishes from Christina Helen Mack!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

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Albert S Nuqui

Posted at 8:34 PM on March 26, 2014  

Thanks to Taylor for sharing her blessings with others and being genuinely concerned about her fans. But mostly, thanks to all of you who support her and give such wonderful comments. Long Live and Stay Beautiful!

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Jason

Posted at 9:42 AM on March 26, 2014  

Taylor is such a great person and last year Taylor had the #1 concert tour for all of music and was #1 on the Billboard 2014 money makers list for all of music. —> Carrie Underwood was #40 and Gaga did not even make the top 40 list = Queen of pop and country ( Taylor Swift )

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Ricky

Posted at 9:48 AM on March 26, 2014  

Gaga is so 2010 and she is nothing now since ARTFLOP and Carrie went down hill like the American Idol ratings have gone down hill. In fact, i just read that American idol had there lowest rated show ever last week. 2015, Gaga will be gone, Carrie Underwood will be gone and American Idol will be gone but at least we still have Taylor Swift :)

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Linda

Posted at 9:51 AM on March 26, 2014  

Real talent last’s ( Taylor Swift )

 
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Sanders

Posted at 9:37 AM on March 26, 2014  

Taylor is so sweet

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AMA B.

Posted at 2:46 AM on March 26, 2014  

how come all of Taylor Swift’s charitable events are well documented and photographed? As if she wants the whole world to know how much of a good person she is. I hope she gets over herself. When she’s already in her 40’s and no longer getting the attention, I think she would go crazy.

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hannah

Posted at 12:16 PM on March 26, 2014  

She does not talk publicly or tweet about her charity work. The only reason people know about it is that families like Shelby’s choose to share about her visits. Of course her visits are going to be documented and photographed, she is a famous celebrity and people want to talk about meeting her!

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R. Jackson

Posted at 9:16 AM on June 8, 2014  

I’m sorry you feel that way, but not all people are in it for the publicity. I happen to have a relative that works for Taylor, and he says that she is very down to earth, very compasionate, and extremely generous with both her money, and her time. I asked him about the cameras, and about documenting visits and such, and he said that it’s not Taylor requesting that photos and videos be taken, but her Manager, Publicist, and PR people. He also said that Ms. Swift does countless events, and visits to fans that are never heard about. Put yourself in her shoes for just a day, and you may realize how impossible it is to keep the life of a super star ‘private’.

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jessie

Posted at 2:37 AM on March 26, 2014  

she’s annoying. her voice is annoying. her face is annoying. she thinks she’s so funny, but really not. i feel bad for these kids being used by a celebrity like her to regain back her ‘america’s sweetheart image’. she’s such a user. she left selina gomez because she’s no longer the hot new thing. she’s now latching onto the likes of Lorde and Ed Shreeran because they are relevant. Gosh she talks like a posh teenager, so annoying.

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Samantha

Posted at 3:24 PM on March 27, 2014  

You are annoying,Taylor is amazing.Ed Sheeran was already her friend and Selena still is her friend,just because she doesn’t hang out with her as often doesn’t mean they’re not friends.

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GoG

Posted at 2:32 AM on March 26, 2014  

PR stunt again? she’s obviously using this to get more attention. poor kids. she keeps talking about herself, and doesn’t ask much about the children.

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Linda (@Lindapuii)

Posted at 12:55 PM on March 27, 2014  

PR STUNT? That makes a lot of sense because she NEVER tweets, post pictures on her instagram or facebook about her good deeds like other celebrities do. The only reason, she ended up being in the news for this kind of things is because 1) She’s famous and she’s not the only famous person who ended up in the news for doing good things, every famous person does. 2) The patients family and friends posted on their facebook/instagram and tweets about it, that cause to end up in the news.

And for the record, Shelby’s mom said she ask A LOT OF QUESTIONS. So, that means she doesn’t talk about herself all the time.

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Ivy1

Posted at 10:14 PM on March 25, 2014  

Thank you Ms.Taylor Swift for caring!!!
@maria, what have you done lately? You only hide behind the computer and criticize someone who is trying to bring a brighter day to young cancer patients. Ugh!

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maria

Posted at 7:33 PM on March 25, 2014  

why aren’t the others wearing masks?? why just taylor?? and of course she would say something like “I like your name cause it’s like my name.” Ugh

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NM

Posted at 1:44 AM on March 26, 2014  

I can tell you why! She was visiting other children, where she was required to wear a mask because of possible spreading of germs and compromised immune systems. So she just carried on with protocol. But later when visiting the child in this video, she did take it off when she then realized it wasn’t necessary in this case.

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Mike

Posted at 1:01 PM on March 25, 2014  

Taylor is the only woman I know that looks sexy even with a mask on!

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Benson

Posted at 12:59 PM on March 25, 2014  

Taylor has to be the sweetest girl ever :)

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charles

Posted at 6:09 AM on March 25, 2014  

i love taylor more than any other person

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Jason

Posted at 6:03 AM on March 25, 2014  

Taylor is always doing nice things <3

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Lisa

Posted at 11:40 PM on March 24, 2014  

I could not love Taylor more :)

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Ben

Posted at 11:31 PM on March 24, 2014  

So sweet that a girl that has won 15 AMA music awards ( 3 time AMA artist of the year’s ) takes time to visit people that are sick … Lady Gaga has won the AMA 1 time and I never see her do anything put puke and make people sick

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Smith

Posted at 11:35 PM on March 24, 2014  

Lady Gaga would not have been allowed in hospital as she has puke all over her!

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Ashley Banks

Posted at 2:00 PM on March 25, 2014  

Actually Lady Gaga is KNOWN for constantly giving back to the poor and fighting against bullying. So she does do a lot of things for people. She even gave back to Haiti, New York, and Japan when they all had hurricanes. Lady Gaga was always a very generous person, not to mention her vocals are amazing, she is very good at piano, she can act, she can dance her butt off, she’s an amazing songwriter, and her songs are NOT boring generic pop nonsense. Sorry I like Taylor but, “We are Never Ever Getting Back Together” is the most cheesiest, corniest, generic pop garbage Taylor ever wrote and normally she doesnt disappoint me but that song was horribly written. Lady Gaga is multi-talented and an overall very nice person whether you like to admit or not. So don’t compare her and Taylor because they are COMPLETELY DIFFERENT artists. Taylor fans are mostly teen girls so of course she will always have more AMA votes than Gaga but thats really the only reason why. Swifities are just more hardcore. But Gaga is super talented and you do not need any awards to prove that, you can just watch a Gaga performance and see that.

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Mya

Posted at 11:10 PM on March 24, 2014  

So unfair! Jennifer Lawrence visited a young cancer hospital too last Christmas and Jennifer did not take pictures of herself at the hospital, the people at the hospital did and a lot of people were still saying that it was a PR stunt. But when Taylor does it, it’s not a PR stunt? This is what I call bias and jealousy

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Miranda

Posted at 7:00 AM on March 25, 2014  

I don’t think that her PR team was the one who posted this thing tho…

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Mya

Posted at 2:18 PM on March 25, 2014  

I never said it was….

 
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Rachel

Posted at 4:06 PM on March 25, 2014  

I understand what you’re saying, but answer this; why is it ok for millions if other celebrities to date whoever they want but when tay does it she’s a slut? Why is it ok for miley to twerk out if nowhere at an awards show but when taylor thrashes her head in all too well like she’s ALWAYS done, people mock her and laugh? I get what you’re saying, but I think taylor cops enough with the whole jealousy thing, she’s just a beautiful person who never does any wrong. The only other reason taylor made so much publicity from this is because she was only scheduled to stay an hour, so out of the kindness of her heart she stayed for almost 5. She’s so amazing and I love her so much, but I see how bad publicity gets for her, so I don’t think you should be complaining. JL gets virtually nothing compared to tay!

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jane

Posted at 9:12 PM on March 24, 2014  

Taylor you are truly an inspiration to all the young girls and young teens in the world. I respect you and admite you so much! You are amazing :)

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Anna

Posted at 8:51 PM on March 24, 2014  

Taylor visits sick children a lot, especially the pediatric cancer patients.

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