Taylor Swift made a young fan’s dream come true this weekend.
Jorja Hope, a 12-year-old from Maitland, Australia, was diagnosed with a condition that causes progressive inner-ear hearing loss, which will result in her going deaf.
According to the Maitland Mercury, when Hope first learned about her prognosis, she said, “I won’t be able to hear Taylor Swift sing.”
Jorja’s twin sister, Chloe, launched an online social-media campaign, #HelpJorjaMeetTaylorSwiftSydney, toward the end of October, to help her sister achieve her goal of meeting Swift. It is uncertain when Jorja will completely lose her hearing, but according to a post on the campaign’s Facebook page, it could be as early as next year.
Nova 96.9, a Sydney radio station, heard about the campaign and helped set up a meet-and-greet for the Hope sisters.
The Maitland natives travelled to Sydney Saturday night for the concert and gave Swift a pair of Mortels Ugg Boots as a gift.
After meeting Swift, Jorja said, “She was very, very amazing and very pretty. I didn’t expect her to be as tall as she was.”
It happened tonight Jorja met Taylor! Chloe you did it!!! You gave your sister the ultimate gift! Taylor gave Jorja a massive hug! Photo to come when available for now here are some of Jorja at the concert! Posted by Help Jorja meet Taylor swift in Sydney 2015 on Saturday, 28 November 2015
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