Thousands of carolers sing to terminally ill girl: Eight-year-old Delaney Brown received the wish of a lifetime when more than 4,000 carolers grouped together and performed a massive sing-a-long outside her home in West Reading, Penn. Delaney is dying from a rare type of leukemia. The Christian Post reports Dec. 23 that the caroling took place Saturday night...a week after her mother posted her daughter's terminal diagnosis on Facebook.
In May it was learned that Delaney had acute myeloid leukemia (AML) with monosomy 7. It reportedly affects only about 10 children a year. It is a rare form of childhood cancer.
This what Delaney's mother, Jennifer Brown, posted on Facebook:
"Today we were told the worst news of our lives. Laney has 70% cancer cells in her blood. If they would treat the cancer the virus that she has would kill her. And if they treat the virus the cancer will kill her."
Besides thousands of carolers singing to the terminally ill girl, Taylor Swift interacted with Delaney via video chat. The communication was setup by the Make-A-Wish Foundation. It apparently brought a big smile on the girl's face to talk with her favorite singer.
It is heartwarming to hear that thousands of carolers were willing to sing to a terminally ill girl during the holidays. Taylor Swift's gesture was one that Delaney Brown will keep in her heart forever.