Entertainment Music Taylor Swift Donates $15,500 to 19-Year-Old Fan Whose Mom Has Been in Coma for 3 Years The superstar quietly donated more than $15,000 to a fan whose family is struggling after her mom fell into a coma three years ago By Melody Chiu Melody Chiu Instagram Twitter Melody Chiu is a Senior Editor for PEOPLE. She has been with the brand since 2009, editing, writing and reporting across all entertainment verticals. She oversees PEOPLE's music and events coverage and has written cover stories on Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, Melissa McCarthy, Blake Shelton and Sandra Oh. The Los Angeles native graduated from the University of Southern California and has appeared on Extra!, The Talk, Access Hollywood and Good Morning America. People Editorial Guidelines Published on October 22, 2018 02:06 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic Taylor Swift (and her feline daughters) are putting their power to good use. Over the weekend, the Grammy winner, 28, quietly donated $15,500 to a young fan struggling with the pressures of providing for her family. “My Mom has been in a coma for three years now. She had an ulcer that bled out that led to lack of oxygen to the brain which resulted in brain damage,” 19-year-old Sadie wrote on Twitter in a heartbreaking note posted to her Twitter account earlier this month. “We take care of her at home full time. My dad is unable to work because he has to always be with my Mom. My older brother and I have to provide for our family,” continued the full-time college student. “My family is in trouble.” Buying Service Dogs, Making Hospital Visits & More of the Nicest Things Taylor Swift Has Ever Done for Her Fans Acknowledging she has reached her “breaking point,” Sadie revealed her mom, Lauriann Bartell, fell into a coma two days before she saw the 1989 tour. “I’m grateful to Taylor for keeping me afloat through it all,” she wrote. Swift donated money via the family’s GoFundMe page, simply signing the donation “Love, Taylor, Meredith and Olivia Swift.” With Swift’s generous gesture, more than $25,000 has now been raised for Sadie’s family. RELATED VIDEO: Taylor Swift Surprised Hospitalized Fan Whose Burn Injuries Will Keep Her From Seeing Her Concert Though she has mostly stayed out of the spotlight aside from performing her smash Reputation Stadium Tour, the “Delicate” singer has maintained a close relationship with her fans. Last month, the superstar invited a 5-year-old fan named Jacob Hill — and his service dog whom she helped purchase — backstage to her Houston show. And in the days leading up to her tour kickoff in May, the entertainer visited a young fan recovering from severe burns in the hospital and also invited foster children from Arizona to her final dress rehearsal.