A 12-year-old Chicago girl who may be nearing the end of her battle with cancer has inspired an entire neighborhood to help.
Emily Beazley suffers from a form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma that's so aggressive, doctors told the family there's nothing more they can do.
One of Emily’s dreams is to meet her idol, Taylor Swift, so "Emily’s entourage" created a music video to get the attention of the superstar and hopefully make Emily’s dream come true.
Hundreds of Emily’s friends took part in their own rendition of Taylor Swift’s “Shake it Off” in Chicago’s Merrionette Park on Sunday.
Maggie Earner, a supporter of Emily’s, said the idea came from her 5-year-old daughter, Avery.
“She came downstairs and said, ‘Mom, I can't sleep. I’ve been thinking about Emily and I really want her to meet Taylor Swift. What if we got all the kids in the neighborhood together and danced to Shake it Off?’” Earner said.
Hundreds donned Emily’s favorite colors of purple and green to shoot the music video called "Shake it Off Emily Beazley,” complete with choreography.
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“I think she's going to feel heartbroken because someone in sixth grade should not have cancer,” said Emily’s friend Brooke Dilger.
When the video is released, the young members of Emily’s entourage plan to turn to the Internet and to the public, who they hope will be listening closely.