Taylor Swift received a message from eight-year-old Isabella McCune that she could not miss: an invitation to visit her at the Arizona Burn Center.
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PHOENIX – Isabella McCune stared in disbelief out of her wheelchair in a yellow hospital gown walked into the room at the Arizona Burn Center on Saturday.
Could it be? Was it possible? Was it really … Taylor Swift?
Isabella was speechless. She is more than a regular fan of the pop singer. Taylor Swift's music helped the 8-year-old girl in a torturous ordeal after a terrible accident in March.
On Wednesday, Isabella made a video to Swift, a moving request from her hospital bed, explaining how she had hoped to go to Swift's concert in Glendale on Tuesday, but she could not leave the hospital.
Eight-year-old Isabella McCune was burned over half of her body and will recover at the Arizona Burn Center. She wishes a visit from Taylor Swift.
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"I heard you were here and I wanted to visit you, but maybe you can visit me, maybe that can happen," she said in the video.
Now she was here. Taylor Swift
Sitting on the edge of Isabella's bed, Swift approached the little girl in her wheelchair and said how happy she was to meet her.
Isabella finally spoke. She said she told Swift how much she liked her music and how she listened during the worst part of her day when doctors at Burn Center put her into a twilight sleep.
For two hours, sometimes three, they work on her, switching the bandages to burns that cover almost her whole body. Isabella listens to the music and sings, her sweet voice soft in the operating room.
Isabella told Swift how it is the only thing that keeps her quiet.
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Swift told Isabella that she was honored with it. She had brought Isabella a bag of T-shirts and sweatshirts from the tour.
The singer signed pictures for Isabella and her brother, 14-year-old Zachary, and then Isabella asked the singer to sign pictures for her friends and friends for the nurse who helps with her bandage changes.
Swift wrote a message in Isabella's journal where hospital staff and visitors write inspiring notes: "Isabella, I hope you feel better soon, and I'm honored you've listened to my music I can not wait to have you in a show !!
"Stay strong, beautiful.
"Love, Taylor Swift."
If you visit Isabella McCune, Taylor Swift has also left a note for her. (Photo: J.D. McCune)
On her visit to Isabella McCune, Taylor Swift also left her a note. [Photo: JD McCune]
Swift told Isabella that if she felt that way – and when her doctor and her parents said it was alright – they could come to a concert
"I can Do not expect to come to my concert, "Swift told Isabella.
It was a dumb visit without media allowed. Swift arrived and brought her parents to visit at 1pm. and stayed about 20 minutes, said Lilly McCune, Isabella's mother.
Her family had to wait until Swift left the Maricopa Integrated Health System's incinerator before she could tell anyone or post pictures on social media. Taylor Swift hugs 8-year-old Isabella McCune in May "width =" 180 "height =" 240 "data-mycapture-src =" "data-mycapture-sm-src =" "/>
hugging Taylor Swift 8-year-old Isabella McCune was killed on May 5, 2018. Isabella was badly burned in an accident and had made a video in which she wanted to visit Swift at the Arizona Burn Center. (Photo: JD McCune)
I was shocked! "Isabella said a few minutes after Swift left her hospital room.
" I can not even explain how natural it was and how nice it was, "Lilly McCune said." She's as cute as she is people say. "
Swift had said goodbye, hugged Zachary, and headed for the door when Isabella announced," Sorry. Sorry, Taylor. Can I hug myself? " Swift went back to the girl," Of course! "She said Swift wanted to hug Isabella, but did not know if she could." I just did not want to hurt her, "Swift said Family.
Isabella was burned when a fire exploded on a party in the neighborhood on St. Patrick's Day, she received third degree burns over 65% of her body, and sometimes even a hug can hurt  Swift leaned over to hug Isabella softly, Isabella's mother took a picture and then said, "Wait, I want to move at a better angle."
"Do not worry," Swift told her can not go on. "
She did not let go, not for a few minutes, Isabella's mother had pictures, some a bit blurry because her hands were shaking with excitement.
" Thank you for coming to me, " said Isabella Swift.
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