Taylor Swift Donates $15,500 to 19-Year-Old Fan Whose Mom Has Been in Coma for 3 Years
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.”
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.
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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.