Tue. Jun 18th, 2024


Music superstar Taylor Swift has inivited a teenage boy from New Jersey to be her date at the 2012 American County Music Awards.

18-year-old Kevin McGuire, a senior at Sterling Regional High School in Stratford, N.J., is currently battling cancer for the second time. 

Knowing that her brother loves Taylor Swift, McGuire’s sister started a Facebook page titled, “Taylor Swift Take Kevin McGuire to Prom!” 

According to USAToday, McGuire’s cousin said that McGuire was worried about finding a date to prom because he was “going to be bald and have chipmunk cheeks due to cancer treatments.”

McGuire’s sister decided to take a chance and try to get McGuire his dream prom date. 

“My sister’s great,” McGuire said. “She’s like my best friend. She said, ‘I’ll get it done.’ And I was like, ‘yeah, okay,’ and three days later, she made it happen.”

Taylor Swift caught wind of McGuire’s request, and although she denied it, she proposed a different idea.

“Kevin, I’m so sorry  but I won’t be able to make it to your prom. But I was wondering, the ACM Awards are coming up…Would you be my date? Love, Taylor,”  said Swift on her Facebook page.     

McGuire said yes and thinks it “is a lot better than the senior prom.”

McGuire is currently being treated for leukemia at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). He hopes to feel well enough to attend the American Country Music Awards, which will be held on Sunday, April 1 in Las Vegas. 

Carol Fritz is a third-year student majoring in communication studies. She can be reached at CF716022@wcupa.edu.

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