Twenty-one-year-old Lexi Caviston’s dream turned into reality when the Philadelphia native was able to meet the pop star, 28, at her Lincoln Financial Field show on Saturday.
The meeting was made possible after McCain, 33, came across a tweet that Caviston’s best friend, Alexandra, wrote as part of the social media campaign #LexiStrong. “My best friend Lexi was diagnosed with brain cancer (glioblastoma) in December. We’re going to the #reputationstadiumtour on July 14th in Philly and it’s her dream to meet @taylorswift,” the tweet read.
“She has the same brain cancer my dad does,” McCain explained during Monday’s episode of The View.
“I am so happy that we were able to help Lexi forget about her cancer for one day,” she said. “She spoke to our producer and said it was by far the best day of her life.”
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Calling Swift a “class act” and an “incredible artist,” McCain also thanked the singer for making the meeting with Caviston possible.
“I and my family are deeply grateful,” the co-host said. “I woke my husband up and started crying and said, ‘She met Taylor! Yes!’ “
Caviston was diagnosed with Stage 4 glioblastoma after her doctors found a tumor the size of three golf balls pushing down on her eye’s optic nerve.
“It was three days after her surgery that tickets went on sale,” best friend Alexandra explained during a local TV interview with Fox29. “[Lexi] texted me and said, ‘Want to come over and we can buy tickets together.’ But I had already bought the tickets and surprised her.”