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OREM, Utah (AP) — Taylor Swift has donated $15,500 to a GoFundMe account* of a fan whose family is struggling with medical bills.
Sadie Bartell's mother has been in a coma for three years, and the family is worried about losing their Orem, Utah, home because of mounting medical bills. The 19-year-old tweeted that her mother became ill two days before she went to see Swift in a concert.
Swift made the donation over the weekend with the message, "Love, Taylor, Meredith and Olivia Swift." Meredith and Olivia are Swift's cats.
Others followed the singer's lead and donated.
Bartell tweeted "Taylor really actually donated to me and followed me and liked my thank you to her like that actually happened it's my life it's real."
Hey guys. I’m really nervous to post this. Please help if you can and pray for my family. I’m sorry I never said anything sooner and that I’m suddenly asking for help. I love you guys so much. https://t.co/Jww8qR7Xqupic.twitter.com/3cXm2o47lg— Sadie 🍁 (@swiftsinautumn) October 2, 2018
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Editor's note: An earlier headline erroneously stated Bartell is from Utah.