Amazing Human Being Alert: Taylor Swift Donates $50K To Kid's Cancer Fight

By on October 5, 2015 in ArticlesEntertainment

Taylor Swift has proven she has a big heart time and time again. She has donated money to an 11-year-old fan's fight against leukemia, she helped a homeless fan get back on his feet, and she helped a family who had devastating medical bills from a car crash – and those are just a few of the good deeds she's done for fans and strangers! Now, she's gone and done it again and in the process, made one of her backup dancers and his family her biggest fans.

Toshi Atemiv posted a picture of himself with his 13-month-old nephew Ayden to his Instagram account. The accompanying text said:

"My youngest nephew Ayden "Lil Toshi" only 13 months old has been diagnosed with Cancer… Keep him in your prayers please…They are still running tests to find out the stage and how far it has spread. GoFundMe link in bio… if you want to donate…all I ask is for you to pray for him… Value the life you have and live it… Spread Love. #helpbabyAydenbeatCancer #lilToshi #fuckcancer #family #love #nephew #life #live #cancer"

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Ayden was diagnosed with cancer last week after spending more than two weeks in the ICU. On top of that, Ayden's mother, Lindsey recently lost her job due to all of the days of work she had missed to be with her son in the hospital over the past couple of weeks. The family needs financial help to pay the bills associated with Ayden's fight against the insidious disease as well as just to survive.

Atemiv was on a plane to Toronto to perform in the latest leg of Taylor Swift's 1989 tour. When he landed, he saw the following message on his nephew's GoFundMe page from Taylor Swift:

"Baby Ayden, I'm lucky enough to perform with your uncle Toshi on tour. All of us are praying for you and your mama and sending so much love your way. Love, Taylor"

Swift donated $50,000 to baby Ayden's GoFundMe page. The fundraiser has now raised $53,680, blowing away the original goal of $20,000.

Articles Written by Amy Lamare
Amy Lamare is a Los Angeles based writer covering business, technology, entertainment, philanthropy, and pop culture. She spent 8 1/2 years covering the entertainment industry for www.hsx.com. She attended the University of Southern California where she majored in Creative Writing. An avid long distance runner, weekends she can be found running the streets of Los Angeles training for 1/2 and full marathons. Follow her on Facebook.
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