Taylor Swift Donates $50,000 to Dancer's Nephew With Cancer

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Taylor Swift performs onstage at Sprint Center on Sept. 21, 2015 in Kansas City, Missouri.

While Taylor Swift is a bit busy selling out stadiums all over the world and breaking records on the charts, she always makes time to give back to loved ones and fans.

In her latest generous move, Swift donated $50,000 to a GoFundMe fundraiser for 13-month-old Ayden, who was recently diagnosed with cancer. Ayden happens to be the nephew of Kim “Toshi” Davidson, one of Taylor’s dancers on the 1989 World Tour. 

"Baby Ayden, I'm lucky enough to perform with your uncle Toshi on tour," Taylor wrote on Ayden's GoFundMe page. "All of us are praying for you and your mama and sending so much love your way. Love, Taylor."

Swift's donation more than doubles the initial fundraising goal of $20,000. Requests for confirmation to Swift's rep went unreturned at press time.

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Earlier this week, Toshi took to Instagram to post about his nephew’s diagnosis and the GoFundMe fundraiser.

“My youngest Nephew Ayden 'Lil Toshi' only 13 months old has been diagnosed with Cancer,” Toshi wrote. “Keep him in your prayers please...They are still running test to find out the stage and how far it has spread...GoFundMe link in Bio...if you want to donate ... all I ask is for you to pray for him...Value the life you have and live it... Spread Love.”

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Earlier this year, Taylor revealed in a blog post that her own mom had been diagnosed with cancer. 

"Thank you for caring about my family so much that she would want me to share this information with you. I hope and pray that you never get news like this," she wrote.

You can check out Ayden's GoFundMe fundraiser here.


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