Taylor Swift’s heart is even bigger than her massive bank account. The pop sensation is known for generous good deeds, and her latest act of kindness is helping a family in Texas recover from a terrifying accident.
Taylor Swift, 25, was quite touched when she read about the harrowing story of Aaron Van Riper. The volunteer firefighter from Riverside, Texas was working the night of June 15 when he received an emergency dispatch that a car and a pickup truck were involved in a head-on collision. But when he arrived on the scene, the victims of the car crash included his wife Amber and son Jonathan.
Aaron Van Riper’s wife was thrown from the car and his 7-year-old son was trapped in the vehicle. Both needed to be flown to the nearest hospital, where they’re currently recovering from serious injuries. But unfortunately for the family, they don’t have insurance to cover the mounting medical bills, which are now over $100,000 and growing. Because of this, a relative set up an online account for donations to help relieve the family of their mounting medical bills.
Apparently, the family’s dire situation caught the attention of Taylor, who allegedly donated $15,000 to the gofundme.com page. Or at least it was someone claiming to be the “Bad Blood” singer. Aaron’s brother Marc forwarded him a link to the page with her name and donation amount on it saying, “Uhhh not sure if you saw this Aaron…truly amazing.”
The family’s friend, Robin Davis, then shared news on Facebook, telling her followers, “I awoke this morning to see this….TAYLOR SWIFT contributed $15,000 to my dear friends Amber Keeler Van Riper, John Bear and Aaron Van Riper! Truly amazing that a celebrity saw their story and decided to act upon it. Thank you God for moving her heart to do so.”
Robin continued, “Again my heartfelt thanks to ALL WHO HAVE DONATED and continue to do so. I want to say to those whom I’ve seen apologizing for not being able to give more… don’t apologize! You have helped a great family in need and more importantly you have given from your heart! That my friends is the greatest contribution!!!” While Taylor hasn’t made any mention of the donation, she frequently goes about her kind gestures without any fanfare. But considering Taylor’s history of generous acts of kindness over the years, we’re pretty sure this is something the real Taylor Swift would defiinitely do.
Hollywoodlifers, what do you think of Taylor’s donation?
— Beth Shilliday