Laney Brown, an 8-year-old girl from West Reading, Pennsylvania, will likely not ever see another Christmas. She has terminal leukemia and her doctors say she only has weeks — maybe even just days — to live.
Laney had two big wishes; to meet Taylor Swift and to see Christmas carolers singing outside her front door. On her birthday last Friday, she got her first wish and was able to chat with her pop star idol via FaceTime on the computer. The next night, Saturday, her second request was granted, but in a much bigger way than anyone could have predicted.
In can only be described as a Christmas miracle, an estimated ten-thousand people — mostly strangers — showed up at Laney’s house to sing to her. Sadly, Laney was too ill to come to the window and see the carolers filling her entire street, but she was able to hear them from her bed and expressed happiness that her dream was fulfilled.
Watch the touching story here, courtesy of CNN: