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A young Taylor Swift fan died after talking with her favorite singer only a few days prior.
8-year-old Delaney Brown, from West Reading, Pa., was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia in May and was recently told that her condition had deteriorated further.
Delaney suffered from acute myeloid leukemia (AML) with monosomy 7, which health experts reveal affects only about 10 children a year, making it one of the rarest forms of childhood cancer known.
Delaney was able to talk to her favorite singer, Taylor Swift, on Dec. 20 which also happened to be her birthday, through video chat in a meeting that was setup by the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Swift, who grew up in the neighboring town of Wyomissing, surprised Delaney with the call and left a huge smile on the young girls face.
"Laney was so nervous to talk to her because she is such a 'famous celebrity,'" Brown wrote on Facebook. "I was actually worried that when Taylor Facetimed her that she would be to scared to talk but Taylor was fabulous!! She really engaged Laney in conversation. Laney lit up and had a huge smile on her face. I can't thank Taylor enough for taking time out from her family to make Laney's birthday very memorable. We will hold that memory in our hearts forever."
The heartwarming event was set up after Delaney's family heard her grim prognosis at the beginning of the month, which her mother shared via Facebook.
Sadly, Delaney passed away on Christmas Day surrounded by her friends and family.
"My heart breaks right now. Our little angel on earth earned her pink glittery angel wings in heaven. She took her last breath at home in her bed at 3:10 surrounded by all her family and friends. I miss her so much already," read a Facebook post.