Which celeb would be your ultimate prom date? For one N.J. teen battling Leukemia it’s Taylor Swift.
Victoria McGuire erected a Facebook page seeking out Swift's "yes" to the prom proposal for her brother. Doctors diagnosed Kevin McGuire with the fatal disease at age 13. Known as the community’s “real life Super Man,” he didn’t let cancer drag him down. Kevin kept playing basketball and made Sterling High School’s varsity football team as a freshman. After years of chemo and a nightly regimen of at least 35 pills, he kicked Leukemia’s ass in 2010.
Sadly, Kevin relapsed and is fighting cancer for a second time. Kevin never asked, “Why me?” and Victoria says nothing brightens his day like Taylor Swift.
“Kevin deserves more than anyone a special event in his life…and the one thing he wants is to go to prom with Taylor Swift! Let’s make this happen people! Taylor please go to prom with Kevin!!!” Victoria wrote.
Sterling High prom happens to fall on Kevin’s birthday – June 1, 2012. The Facebook event garnered support from over 6,000 people (and counting) since its release. Help make Kevin’s wish come true by sharing his story. For other ways to promote social good through your prom check out these great ideas in DoSomething.org's Prom Section.
Come on Taylor, take this teen to prom!