By Gayle Thompson
Filed under: ACMs, Country NewsTaylor Swift
is a woman of her word. The 23-year-old invited
cancer-stricken teen Kevin McGuire to attend the ACM Awards ceremony last year (after she had to turn down his invitation to his prom because of a scheduling conflict), but his illness unfortunately forced him to cancel the date just two days before the ceremony. The superstar said she would make it up to him -- and made good on her promise by meeting him in Las Vegas before Sunday's (April 7) ACM Awards.
"So the big new is: WE LEAVE SATURDAY FOR THE ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS!" Kevin's family announced on his Facebook page
last week. "The president of the award show -- Mr. Romeo -- has been in touch with our family checking on Kevin since his transplant, and invited us a couple months ago! As soon as we land in Vegas we are meeting up with TAYLOR SWIFT! It is great how this all worked out, it truly came full circle; Kevin is fully healthy this year and will be able to enjoy everything! Thank you for being a part of our journey!"