We’re gonna fly away from here: Lauren “Lolo” Hacker, Natalie Hill and Emma Routh

(Source: Twitter)
(Source: Twitter)

Never grow up, Taylor Nation.

The Enchantress made an unofficial stop before The RED Tour to fulfill a wish. She met 5th grader Lauren “Lolo” Hacker, thanks to the online campaign to her parents, friends and concerned strangers throughout social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. Lauren is battling cancer.

According to her father, Phil, the Princess in Red “spent about an hour chatting with Lauren and Jonathan. Jonathan played a song on the ukulele for her. Lauren got in on the act and played a song on the electronic piano key board that she got for her birthday.  Taylor was very impressed with both performances. I don’t mean ‘polite impressed’.  I mean ‘real impressed’. Taylor shared stories from her childhood as she was getting her start as an entertainer and she told us all about the special stage designs of her new show. She posed for photos with everyone.”

Here at the Swift Agency, one guy who – never mind. We are happy for Lauren 🙂 You can read the full story at Caring Bridge.

(Source: PrayersForEmma)
(Source: PrayersForEmma)

There’s also Emma Routh, a little 7 year old girl from Larue, Texas. She’s battling a disease called Fanconi Anemia. She had the promise on tickets for a Taylor Swift concert from a benefactor, but that fell through for reasons that are irrelevant. Her parents and friends are now campaigning for her to get meet and greet passes to the concert in Charlotte. You can find more information on her page Prayers For Emma or EmmasArmy.org.

A little tip… if you feel inclined to write a post yourself. When you first introduce a person by name, don’t put the word “cancer” or the name of their affliction in the same sentence. Describe them for their life, not for the cause of their suffering.

Hell, if it were possible, I’d never put the word in there at all.

As The RED Tour approaches – and it’s coming fast, I just want to take the chance and say don’t forget about Natalie Hill. I talked about her back on Fan Spotlight: Natalie Glenn Hill’s bucket list. She’s battling bone cancer. As she goes through her bucket list, she’s wishing on meeting the Queen of Sparks. You can find more about Natalie on her page Natalie Hill Updates.

(Source: Natalie Hill Updates)
(Source: Natalie Hill Updates)

Coming up on the Calendar!

  • March 13: The RED Tour begins.
  • March 13 and 14: The Red Tour starts at CenturyLink Center Omaha in Omaha, Nebraska. On sale now. More information on Ticketmaster.
  • March 18: Amos Heller‘s Birthday.
  • March 18 and 19: The Red Tour at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. On sale now. More information on Ticketmaster.

(Sources: Caring Bridge, Natalie Hill UpdatesPrayers For EmmaEmmasArmy.org)