MANKATO, Minn., Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- International children's charity Kids Wish Network today commended Taylor Swift for helping make a lifelong dream come true for a Mankato girl. Six-year-old Madison, who suffers from Sacral Agensis Syndrome, had the opportunity to meet Taylor Swift backstage at her concert that took place in Minneapolis/St. Paul. Kids Wish Network is a Florida-based charitable organization dedicated to infusing hope, creating happy memories, and improving the quality of life for children having experienced life-altering situations. A video about the visit is available at:
"Nothing is more rewarding than seeing a smile on the face of a child struggling with a life-altering illness. With the generosity of people like Taylor Swift, we are able to make a difference in the lives of tens of thousands of children every year," said Anna Lanzatella, Executive Director of the Kids Wish Network. "We will continue to work to provide opportunities to children in need through our wish granting programs."
When Madison was asked why she wanted to meet Taylor swift, she responded, "I like what her songs mean and how they apply to my life. When I listen to her music I don't feel scared." Madison was chosen among a few other kids to meet Taylor Swift backstage at her Minneapolis concert. Madison's favorite part of this magical evening was speaking one on one with the star. "I told Taylor that I love her music so much that I wore out her CD's and she signed some photos for me. Taylor also told me that she loved my pink boots!" Madison said in excitement.
After Kids Wish Network submitted a request for Madison to meet her role model, Taylor Swift, her dream came true. "I couldn't believe what I was hearing on the telephone," said Madison's mother, Pam. "I couldn't wait to tell Madison that she was actually going to meet Taylor Swift! After she met Taylor, Madison couldn't stop talking about her and singing her songs. This was such a wonderful and unique experience; I can't thank Kids Wish Network enough for establishing this."
Kids Wish Network would like to thank Taylor Swift for creating such a special moment for Madison.
Every child deserves a chance at happiness; a wish is a way of bringing them that joy. If you would like to sponsor a child's wish or if you know a child who is suffering from a life threatening illness and may be in need of Kids Wish Network's wish granting services, please call 727-937-3600 or toll free 888-918-9004.
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