On St. Patrick’s Day, the McCunes were enjoying a fun evening in the front yard of their Arizona home, when suddenly things took a tragic turn. The family was sitting beside their homemade fire pit when it unexpectedly exploded.
While her father did sustain burns, 8-year-old Isabella suffered the worst injuries of all.
“We never intended… for this fun night… to turn so tragic,” Lilly McCune, Isabella’s mother, commented in an interview.
Isabella ended up with third-degree burns all over her body. She’s undergone multiple surgeries and wasn’t able to walk or speak for over two months.
While recovering from the terrible accident in the Arizona Burn Center, Isabella listened to music from her favorite singer, Taylor Swift, to help her get through the harrowing ordeal.
When the young girl learned that the pop star was kicking off her “Reputation” tour in Glendale, Arizona, not too far away from the Burn Center, she had an idea. Isabella recorded a video for Swift, a poignant plea from her hospital bed, explaining how she had hoped to go to the concert in Glendale but that she couldn’t leave the hospital.
“I heard you were here, and I wanted to visit you, but maybe you can come and visit me,” she said in the video.
While young Isabella hoped her wish would come true, nothing could have prepared her for the famous singer’s response.
Isabella McCune is an 8-year-old burn survivor from Phoenix and her dream was to attend Taylor Swift's concert in…
Finally, Isabella could talk. She told Swift how much she liked her music and how she listens to it during the worst part of her day.
For two, sometimes three hours a day, doctors work on her, changing the dressings on burns that cover almost all of her body. Isabella listens to the music and sings along, her sweet voice soft in the operating room.
Isabella told Swift how it is the only thing that keeps her calm.
The star spent thirty minutes with Isabella and her family. And she didn’t leave without writing a special note in the third grader’s memory book and showering her with all sorts of “Reputation” swag.
Swift wrote a message in Isabella’s journal, where hospital staff and visitors write her inspirational notes: “Isabella! I hope you feel better soon and I’m honored you’ve been listening to my music. You’re so awesome and I can’t wait to have you at a show!!
A tender wish fulfilled, After weeks of excruciating pain this 8- year-old girl has endured, Taylor Swift heard her plea and came to her hospital room. Article: https://www.12news.com/article/life/heartwarming/taylor-swift-visits-8-year-old-phoenix-burn-survivor-in-hospital/75-549293673