Delaney ‘Laney’ Ann Brown, 8, died on Christmas Day from complications from leukemia. On Dec. 20, Laney received a surprise phone call from Taylor Swift, who heard about Brown’s struggle with leukemia through Make- A-Wish America.
Brown FaceTimed with Taylor which helped ‘fulfill another one of bucket list items.’ Facebook post run by her parents via E! News: ‘I was actually worried that when Taylor Facetimed her that she would be too scared to talk but Taylor was fabulous!! She really engaged Laney in conversation.’
Laney lit up and had a huge smile on her face. I can’t thank Taylor enough for taking time out from her family to make Laney’s birthday very memorable. We will hold that memory in our hearts forever. My heart breaks right now. Our little angel on earth earned her pink glittery angel wings in heaven. She took her last breath at home in her bed at 3:10 surrounded by all her family and friends. I miss her so much already.’