Kids Wish Networkis a Florida-based charitable organization dedicated to infusing hope, creating happy memories, and improving the quality of life for children having experienced life-altering situations. A video about the visit is available at: http://www.myfoxtwincities.com/story/23385521/mankato-girl-with-spinal-condition-meets-taylor-swift “Nothing is more rewarding than seeing a smile on the face of a child struggling with a life-altering illness. With the generosity of people like Taylor Swift, we are able to make a difference in the lives of tens of thousands of children every year,” said Anna Lanzatella, Executive Director of the Kids Wish Network. “We will continue to work to provide opportunities to children in need through our wish granting programs.” When Madison was asked why she wanted to meet Taylor swift, she responded, “I like what her songs mean and how they apply to my life. When I listen to her music I don’t feel scared.” Madison was chosen among a few other kids to meet Taylor Swift backstage at her Minneapolis concert. Madison’s favorite part of this magical evening was speaking one on one with the star. “I told Taylor that I love her music so much that I wore out her CD’s and she signed some photos for me. Taylor also told me that she loved my pink boots!” Madison said in excitement. After Kids Wish Network submitted a request for Madison to meet her role model, Taylor Swift, her dream came true. “I couldn’t believe what I was hearing on the telephone,” said Madison’s mother, Pam. “I couldn’t wait to tell Madison that she was actually going to meet Taylor Swift! After she met Taylor, Madison couldn’t stop talking about her and singing her songs. This was such a wonderful and unique experience; I can’t thank Kids Wish Network enough for establishing this.” Kids Wish Network would like to thank Taylor Swift for creating such a special moment for Madison. For more information on Kids Wish Network, visit www.kidswishnetwork.org or www.facebook.com/kidswishnetwork . Every child deserves a chance at happiness; a wish is a way of bringing them that joy.
Jeff Skinner bestows jersey upon Taylor Swift, ignoring NHL curse (Photo)
Sports Puck Daddy Carolina Hurricanes star Jeff Skinner is someone who proudly promotes the game to new fans. Hes also an avowed Taylor Swift fan. So, given the opportunity to grow the game one person at a time, Skinner proudly gave her his hockey jersey. And by proudly we mean completely naive to the potential ramifications of doing so. View gallery . In a related story, Taylor Swift released a new track detailing how she felt receiving a hockey jersey was true love until she found out it was a replica and shes lying on the cold hard ground and boo-hoo. Shortly after this photo was taken, Kayne West bum-rushed the stage and proclaimed he’d let her finish but the Hartford Whalers were the best team of all-time. The previously mentioned ramifications for Jeff Skinner are, in fact, a part of Taylor Swift hockey lore. In 2009, members of the Pittsburgh Penguins gave her a SWIFT 09 jersey . Those members were Max Talbot, Jordan Staal, Alex Goligoski and Tyler Kennedy. Four years later, all four were ex-Penguins, disappearing from the photo like the McFly family as Ms. Swift clutches her sweater.