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Del. police help girl with cancer meet Taylor Swift

When young girl with cancer was unable to attend concert, police created campaign to grant her wish


Victoria with Taylor Swift.

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By Police1 Staff

DOVER, Del. — The Dover Police Department made 13-year-old Victoria Marsh’s dream come true when they helped her meet her idol, Taylor Swift, reports.

Victoria has Down Syndrome and was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma, a form of bone cancer, in December 2014. Victoria had always wanted to attend a Swift concert, but because of chemotherapy, wasn’t given permission by her doctors.

After Victoria was forced to give away concert tickets the Dover PD had provided to her, the agency teamed up with her to try to get Swift’s attention.

“The police helped me make this video,” the video reads, “In hopes that Taylor will see it. And come visit or Facetime with me when she’s in Philadelphia.”

The online campaign with the hashtags #SwiftAWish and #TeamVictoria became a huge success. The video has over 48,000 views on YouTube, including one from the person that inspired it. When Swift came to Philly for a concert, Victoria was allowed to leave the hospital and meet her hero backstage.

“I heard [my father’s] stories growing up and saw how much impact it had … I wanted the same thing,” Officer Calyn Dausch said
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