Teen Battling Leukemia Asks Taylor Swift to the Prom
A New Jersey high school senior is battling leukemia for the second time, and he wants to take his dream girl to prom.
According to Huffington Post, 18-year-old Kevin McGuire was diagnosed with cancer at age 13 and went into remission in 2010, but now his leukemia has come back. McGuire told My Fox Philly that the drug previously used to treat his leukemia is expensive and in short supply. “That was my weekly medicine. I took it every week and now it’s just strange seeing that I might not be able to use it, the medicine that helped save my life,” he said.
His fellow students call him a “real-life Superman,” and his sister, Victoria McGuire, has gotten behind his try to take a celeb date to the prom this year – Taylor Swift.
Victoria set up a Facebook page asking Swift to attend prom with her brother, and over 48,000 people have joined in support. She wrote, “Through out his ups and downs Kevin never even questioned ‘why me?’ Nothing, and I mean NOTHING brightens Kevin’s day more than Taylor Swift. Kevin DESERVES more than anyone a special event in his life.” She also adds that prom even falls on his birthday.