by Jennifer Mishler
Categories: Causes, People
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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.

There’s no word from Taylor yet, but celebrity date dreams have come true before. Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake both attended a Marine Corps Ball after being asked by Marines.

About Jennifer Mishler

Jennifer Mishler is a writer, and a vegan and animal activist. When she's not writing, you can often find her volunteering or advocating for animal, environmental and human rights causes. Along with writing for Ecorazzi, she has contributed writing for nonprofits like Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, and enjoys blogging. She resides in the Washington, DC area (and loves all the vegan food it has to offer). Follow Jennifer on Twitter: @jennygonevegan.

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