Teen with Cancer May Get His Date with Taylor Swift After All

   By drodriguez  Apr 03, 2012

It’s not every day a high school senior gets up the nerve to ask the beautiful and talented Taylor Swift to prom. But this was just what Kevin McGuire and family did when they set up a Facebook page called “Taylor Swift take KEVIN MCGUIRE TO PROM”.

McGuire is a fiercely courageous 18-year-old battling his second bout of leukemia in six years. Soon after the Facebook page went live it got the attention of many, including who it was intended for.

Though Taylor Swift was unable to attend McGuire’s prom, she had this to say on her own Facebook page in response, “"Kevin, I'm so sorry but I won't be able to make it to your prom. But I was wondering, the (Academy of Country Music) Awards are coming up … Would you be my date? Love, Taylor."

A recent USA Today report discusses the singer and the high school student’s plans for the awards show and how Swift arranged for McGuire to get the star treatment with airfare, a tuxedo and accommodations taken care of. Unfortunately, McGuire fell ill with a high fever and had to be hospitalized just days before the awards show and was not in attendance.

Though the news was a blow to McGuire and his family, Swift has promised to make up for the missed date. On Saturday Swift tweeted, “Just talked to Kevin McGuire. He's not well enough to join me at the ACMs. Please keep him in your thoughts. I'll make it up to you, Kevin!”

What do you think of Kevin McGuire’s story and plans to accompany Taylor Swift on a date?

How do you think Taylor Swift will “make it up” to McGuire?

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Amanda_Ellis by Amanda_Ellis | Cullman, AL
Apr 04, 2012

This just goes to show that Taylor Swift is a real person with a heart, and not some assembly line robot like a lot of artist's nowadays. I hope Kevin gets his wish and also that he gets better soon!

GinaLola by GinaLola | ELK GROVE, CA
Apr 04, 2012

Taylor is such a good, kind girl. She will make Kevin the happiest guy in the world if she goes with him to the prom. Hope it all works out!

MadHatter by MadHatter | Whitestone , NY
Apr 03, 2012

Wow. She is such an amazing woman and really shows care to all her fans out there. To grant Kevin his wish is a blessing that not every talent is selfish. I wish the best for kevin and hope he can get his wish fufilled.

Genneyb by Genneyb | NEWARK, NJ
Apr 03, 2012

She has a gold heart if she is going to do something with him, it is going to be big. She will definitely make Kevin's day what he wanted. Taylor has passion and a very emotional woman. She will make his day.