Before heading to Europe this week, the “I Knew You Were Trouble” singer granted the wish of one of her biggest fans, a 17-year-old girl named Kayla Kincannon, who is suffering from brain cancer. The Detroit, Michigan teen and her friends and family had been campaigning since late 2012 for Kayla to meet Swift, and on Saturday, the two – along with their mothers – shared a lengthy lunch in Nashville.
“You guys have no idea how awesome this lunch was!” Kayla’s father, Brad Kincannon, wrote on TeamKaylaKincannon.org. “This was no quick meet and greet photo opp. We sat and talked to Taylor and her mom for two hours, had lunch and Kayla received a gift basket, then she signed pictures! She is the sweetest, most down to earth person I have ever met! This was more than we ever expected! I’m so thankful to team Kayla, news, and everyone who made her dream come true! This was the best day ever for her and all of us!”
After their Southern lunch date, Kayla tweeted her gratitude to Swift. “Can not believe I just had lunch w @taylorswift13 today, I was enchanted to meet you!" she wrote, referencing one of her favorite singer’s songs, “Enchanted.”
Kayla first became ill in May 2011 when she began getting painful headaches and numbness in her body. Six months later, it was discovered she had a tumor the size of a golf ball in her brain. After undergoing radiation and losing her hair, Kayla once again was feeling badly this past December, and doctors detected another tumor in her frontal right lobe.
Meeting her idol has lifted Kayla’s spirits as she continues her brave battle!