I'll be your princess: Taylor Swift asks cancer sufferer to be her date to the American Country Music Awards

By MIKE LARKIN

Princess: Taylor Swift brought the lyrics to her number one hit Love Story to life by asking Kevin McGuire on a date via the internet

Taylor Swift is bringing the lyrics of her hit Love Story to life for one of her fans.
The 22-year-old Country Music star has invited a cancer sufferer to be her date to this year's American Country Music Awards.
The kind-hearted hitmaker asked Kevin McGuire, 18, to be her prince for the evening after she turned down his invitation for her to be his prom date.

Prince: Kevin McGuire will now be jetting out to Las Vegas to attend the ACM Awards in April

She sent the New Jersey schoolboy a special message on Facebook soon after that which surely raised his spirits.
She told him: 'Kevin I'm so sorry but I won't be able to make it to your prom.
'But I was wondering, the ACM Awards are coming up. Would you be my date?'
And even though he is currently in hospital receiving treatment, the leukaemia sufferer told the Philadelphia Inquirer: 'Obviously I said yes. The ACM Awards is a lot better than the senior prom.'

Looking for a date: Taylor issued her shock invitation to Kevin on her Facebook page

He will now be looking forward to jetting out to Las Vegas for the event on April 1.
Kevin is fighting the disease for the second time, and was first diagnosed when he was 13 years-old.
He is being treated for a relapse of acute lymphoblastic leukemia at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
Since being diagnosed he underwent years of chemotherapy, was taking 35 pills in a night, had hundreds of spinal taps, and numerous bone marrow screenings.
He won his battle with cancer in April 2010, but had a relapse.

How it started: Kevin's sister organised a campaign on the social networking site to win him a date

Throughout his treatment he played basketball and American football at his school, where he is known as 'the real Superman.'
His sister Victoria came up with the idea to get her brother a famous date for his prom.
She dedicated a Facebook page to the cause and it now has more than 90,000 members.
And he said there was a special reason why he chose the 22-year-old Fearless star.
He said: 'I tried to think of a kind person who would make me feel OK. And laugh.

source: dailymail

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