Taylor Swift donates $50,000 to backup dancer's nephew, diagnosed with cancer
Taylor Swift has a long, long history of donating to charity, and earlier this summer, she gave $50,000 to a young fan battling cancer on GoFundMe. Now, she’s donated another $50,000 to the nephew of one of her backup dancers, who is battling cancer.
Kim “Toshi” Davidson shared a photo of his 13-month-old nephew Ayden on Instagram yesterday, writing that Ayden had been diagnosed with cancer. He also shared a link to a GoFundMe page, asking for donations to help Ayden’s mother. The initial fundraising goal was set at $20,000, but Davidson soon posted another Instagram photo of a $50,000 from Swift.
“Baby Ayden, I’m lucky enough to perform with your uncle Toshi on tour,” Swift wrote. “All of us are praying for you and your mama and sending so much love your way. Love, Taylor.”
Before Swift’s earlier GoFundMe donation in July, the fundraising site had a donation limit of $15,000. “Taylor Swift’s donation was so generous that it required us to increase the donation limit on the platform,” GoFundMe CEO Rob Solomon said. According to GoFundMe, Swift has also given more than any other donor in GoFundMe history.