Updated: 21st April 2018

Taylor Swift meets young Australian fan who’s about to lose her hearing

Australian fan Jorja Hope, who wanted to meet her idol Taylor Swift before a degenerative disease took her hearing, got to live dream thanks to social media.

Jorja was diagnosed with a condition that would cause her to one day go deaf. Although she doesnt know when shell completely lose her hearing, one of her concerns was never being able to hear her favorite singer, Swift, again.

In response, Jorjas twin sister Chloe started a Facebook page and hashtag campaign to raise awareness and give Hope her dream of meeting Swift. After the hashtag went viral in Australia, Sydney radio station, Nova 96.9, stepped in an facilitated the meeting.

I didnt expect her to be as tall as she was, Jorja told her hometown paper, Maitland Mercury. She brought Swift UGG boots as a present.

Jorjas story is far from the first hashtag campaign to get a deserving child an audience with Swift. In May Delaware police helped a campaign for a young cancer survivor with Down Syndrome to meet the pop star as well.

H/T Mashable | Screengrab via maitlandmercury/Twitter

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