"We would be here all day if I told you why I liked her," Chicago girl Emily Beazley says of the singer

By Tiare Dunlap
April 29, 2015 10:30 PM
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Emily Beazley has been getting a lot of community support throughout her battle with cancer. The 12-year-old from Chicago had a street named after her, she’s been made an honorary member of the Chicago PD and the list goes on. But none of that compares to the surprise she got on Tuesday: A call from none other than Taylor Swift.

“The smile on my daughter [is one] I have not seen in a very, very long time,” her mother Nadia Beazley told NBC Chicago. “I could cry.”

Beazley has been battling stage III T-cell lymphoblastic non-Hodgkins lymphoma since 2011. Despite years of chemotherapy, her case remains so aggressive that last week her doctors told her family there was nothing more they could do.

One of Emily’s greatest wishes was to talk to her idol, Taylor Swift.

“We would be here all day if I told you why I liked her,” Beazley said of the singer earlier this week.

Friends and family (a.k.a. Emily’s Entourage) took to social media to try to get the 25-year-old Grammy winner’s attention.

Beazley’s mother said that her daughter’s new pal did most of the talking during the phone call Tuesday, telling Beazley how much it meant to her that her music helped the 12-year-old get through painful treatments.

After the 10-minute call, mom Nadia wrote in a post on Facebook that Beazley had “a smile from ear to ear.”

Swift went public with the news earlier this month that her own mom is battling cancer.