Taylor Swift gave this boy with cancer the surprise of his life

He couldn't be more excited. 


Michelle Jaworski


Posted on Aug 4, 2014   Updated on May 30, 2021, 8:22 pm CDT

A young boy who’s been through a lot in his short life received a visit from his favorite singer.

At just 6-years-old, Jordan Lee Nickerson has been diagnosed with Williams syndrome, a genetic disorder that causes medical problems and developmental delays. At 9 months, he had open heart surgery, and he’s currently battling cancer after being diagnosed with Leukemia last month.

He’s currently staying at Boston Children’s Hospital, where he received a special visit from Taylor Swift. His expression almost instantly brightened. She not only stopped by for a few photos with Nickerson and his family, she talked to him about his one of his favorite superheroes, played him in air hockey, and performed a song with him. His grin is infectious.

He had a round of chemotherapy soon after Swift visited, but he’s feeling better now that he’s got another person rooting for him.

Photo by Eva Rinaldi/Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

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*First Published: Aug 4, 2014, 10:09 am CDT