Taylor Swift calls fan with cancer to discuss music, tour

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Posted: Apr 30, 2015 1:28 PM
Taylor Swift calls fan with cancer to discuss music, tour

CHICAGO (AP) — The family of a 12-year-old Chicago girl with cancer says Taylor Swift called her to talk about music, touring and the disease.

Ed Beazley said Swift chatted with his daughter, Emily, for about 10 minutes Wednesday.

Emily has non-Hodgkins lymphoma. Friends and family have been appealing to Swift via social media to call Emily, including a video with about 200 children singing and dancing to Swift songs.

Emily's mother, Nadia Beazley, says her daughter had "the biggest smile" and "jumped up and down" after the Grammy Award winner's call.

She says Swift's manager offered the family tickets and a chance to meet the singer at her Detroit concert May 30.

Swift announced this month that her mother has cancer.

The AP sent an email to Swift's publicists seeking comment Thursday.