T-Swift has done it again, and instead of only singing about life as a teenager, is now using her fame and resources to help give life and hope to teens with cancer.
Taylor Swift, T-Swift, or T-Swizzle, has just donated $50,000 to The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), to be used to create a high-tech music therapy cart that will rock the rooms of teenage cancer patients.
This cart will allow teenagers at the CHOP Cancer Center to create and produce their very own music as they undergo cancer treatment, to express themselves in a meaningful way while fighting perhaps the toughest battle of their life.
“Essentially a recording studio on wheels, this new tool will enable our Music Therapy Team to eliminate traditional barriers, and allow for limitless musical expression by our teen patients,” said Stephanie Rogerwick, child life manager at CHOP’s Cancer Center.
Since 2010, CHOP’s Cancer Center has been working on their Adolescent and Young Adult Initiative, which recognizes that teen cancer patients have better outcomes when their treatment is comprehensive and multidisciplinary and includes psychosocial services geared specifically towards teens.
One of the most important things for teen cancer patients is to have emotional support and be able to build resiliencies while fighting their battle with cancer.
Taylor Swift, whose music has been an emotional outlet, shield, and stronghold for young women around the world, is providing another way to do just that, through carts that will be available in patients’ rooms and in the Center’s teen room.
No news yet on when the cart will be built and ready to rock, but we can bet that when it does, teens at CHOP will be glad someone cares so much about when you’re 15 (or 13, 14, 16…).
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