KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A little girl fighting brain cancer got to meet her hero, Taylor Swift, Tuesday night thanks to a summer-long social media campaign, #TaylorMeetJordan, which caught the superstar’s attention.
It’s a hashtag FOX 4 has been pushing on all platforms since we met seven-year-old Jordan Overcast and her family this spring. Over the past few months, it’s been tweeted, shared on Facebook and Instagrammed thousands of times.
“It’s overwhelming,” said Jordan’s grandmother, Donna Overcast. “We feel very blessed.”
Jordan and her family made the trek from Harrisonville, Mo., to Kansas City, Mo., Tuesday afternoon in a limo donated for the day by a member of their community.
First stop: Our FOX 4 studios.
“Jordan is a star,” Donna said, “and she's a bright light in everybody's life. I just love it.”
Our cameras rolled as Jordan played on our studio set and Donna delivered the ultimate news that Jordan not only got free tickets to Swift’s sold-out concert, but that she would be meeting the megastar before the show.
The surprised look on little Jordan’s face was priceless.
“Jordan's my hero,” Donna said, “but I think Taylor's hers.”
After a victory lap around the newsroom, Jordan and her family zipped down to the Sprint Center, where they picked up the details of their meet-and-greet.
“Jordan will not understand it until she actually sees her in person, she just won’t,” Donna said of the big moment when the two come face-to-face.
Taylor finally got to meet Jordan, and her family is forever grateful to all those who made it happen.
“Just getting on [the Internet] and seeing all the hashtags for Taylor Meet Jordan has been overwhelming,” Donna said. “I don't even know what to say except thank you to everybody.”