Taylor Swift were given a message from eight-year-old Isabella McCune that she could not go up: An invitation to discuss with her on the Arizona Burn Middle.
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PHOENIX — Isabella McCune stared from her wheelchair in disbelief as a determine in a yellow medical institution robe walked into the room Saturday on the Arizona Burn Middle.

May just it’s? Used to be it conceivable? Used to be it actually … Taylor Swift?

Isabella used to be speechless. She is greater than an ordinary fan of the pop singer. Taylor Swift’s track has helped the Eight-year-old woman via a harrowing ordeal after she used to be burned in a horrible coincidence in March.

On Wednesday, Isabella recorded a video to Swift, a poignant plea from her medical institution mattress, explaining how she had was hoping to visit Swift’s live performance in Glendale on Tuesday however that she could not go away the medical institution.


8-year-old Isabella McCune used to be burned over part of her frame and can get well on the Arizona Burn Middle. She needs for a discuss with from Taylor Swift.
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“I heard you have been right here, and I sought after to discuss with you however possibly you’ll come and discuss with me. So possibly that may occur,” she mentioned within the video.

Now right here she used to be. Taylor Swift.

Swift sat at the fringe of Isabella’s mattress, scooched nearer to the little woman in her wheelchair and mentioned how satisfied she used to be to satisfy her.

In spite of everything Isabella may just communicate. She mentioned she informed Swift how a lot she preferred her track and the way she listens to it throughout the worst a part of her day, when medical doctors on the Burn Middle put her right into a twilight sleep of types. 

For 2 hours, infrequently 3, they paintings on her, converting the dressings on burns that quilt virtually all of her frame. Isabella listens to the track and sings alongside, her candy voice cushy within the running room.

Isabella informed Swift how it’s the simplest factor that assists in keeping her calm.

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Swift informed Isabella that she used to be commemorated through that. She had introduced Isabella a bag stuffed with T-shirts and sweatshirts from the excursion.

The singer signed photos for Isabella and her brother, 14-year-old Zachary, after which Isabella requested the singer to autograph photos for her pals and for the nurse who is helping together with her dressing adjustments.

Swift wrote a message in Isabella’s magazine, the place medical institution workforce and guests write her inspirational notes: “Isabella! I’m hoping you’re feeling higher quickly and I’m commemorated you have been being attentive to my track. You are so superior and I will’t wait to have you ever at a display!!

“Keep robust, stunning.

“Love, Taylor Swift.”

When visiting Isabella McCune, Taylor Swift additionally left her a observe. (Picture: J.D. McCune)

When visiting Isabella McCune, Taylor Swift additionally left her a observe. (Picture: J.D. McCune)

Swift informed Isabella that once she felt as much as it — and when her physician and oldsters mentioned it used to be all proper — she may just come to a live performance, her select, anyone alongside the excursion.

“I can’t wait so that you can come to my live performance,” Swift informed Isabella.

It used to be a hushed-up discuss with with out a media allowed. Swift arrived, bringing her folks alongside for the discuss with, at about 1 p.m. and stayed for approximately 20 mins, Lilly McCune, Isabella’s mom, mentioned.

Her circle of relatives needed to wait till Swift had left the burn unit, a part of the Maricopa Built-in Well being Machine, prior to telling any individual or posting photos on social media.

“I used to be surprised!” Isabella mentioned a couple of mins after Swift had left her medical institution room.

“I will’t even give an explanation for to you ways herbal it used to be and the way great it used to be,” Lilly McCune mentioned. “She’s simply as great as other people say.”

Swift had mentioned good-bye, given Zachary a hug and used to be headed for the door when Isabella piped up: “Excuse me. Excuse me, Taylor. May just I’ve a hug?”

Swift headed again to the woman. “After all!” she mentioned. Swift had sought after to hug Isabella however did not know if she may just. “I simply did not wish to harm her,” Swift informed the circle of relatives.

Isabella used to be burned when a fireplace blew up at an area celebration on St. Patrick’s Day. She gained third-degree burns over 65% of her frame. Once in a while even a hug can harm. 

Swift leaned down to softly hug Isabella. Isabella’s mother took an image after which mentioned, “Cling on, I wish to come round for a greater perspective.”

“Do not fret,” Swift informed her. “I will cling on.”

She did not let move, now not for a couple of mins. Isabella’s mother were given photos, some slightly blurry as a result of her fingers have been shaking with pleasure.

“Thanks such a lot for coming to peer me,” Isabella informed Swift.


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