13-year-old cancer patient Delaney Clements meets with Taylor Swift

Singer met Delaney after hashtag went viral

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - A teen's wish to meet her favorite pop star has been granted, all thanks to a social media campaign started by a radio station in Grand Junction. 

Delaney Clements, 13, who's battling neuroblastoma, first became known throughout the world after her friend shaved her head to make Delaney feel better about being bald.

"I did it because she is my best friend and I didn't want her to be the only one laughed at," Kamryn Renfro said.

"I have cancer called neuroblastoma and I've been getting a treatment called chemotherapy and it makes my hair fall out," Clements told CNN in March 2014. "It made me feel very special and that I'm not alone."

Earlier in the month, her mother, Wendy Campbell, posted an update on the "Delaney Donates" Facebook page telling followers her daughter had developed tumors in her brain, and that they would begin hospice care. 

Soon thereafter, radio station Mix 104.3 made a call to action to grant the girl her wish to meet with Taylor Swift. 

"The community of Grand Junction has jumped onboard with the hashtag campaign #DelaneyMeetTaylor to help this effort," the station posted. "Let’s give Delaney the best Christmas wish a girl could ask for."

The social media campaign quickly went viral and came to a conclusion Saturday, when Campbell posted the following photos on her Facebook page: 

So this just happened. Thank you Taylor Swift for the best Christmas present ever. #TaylorMeetDelaney

Posted by Wendy Campbell on Saturday, December 19, 2015

This isn't the first time Delaney has met with a celebrity. She received autographs on her head from Jeffrey Donovan of "Burn Notice" and Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker.


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