You’re going to love what these sweet girls did for Taylor Swift’s mother

You probably remember right around the holidays when Taylor Swift broke the news that her mother had received a cancer diagnosis.  And I’m sure you know about the deep connection Taylor has with her fans.

So check out what these Salt Lake City girls did. tells the story:

Sam Brady, 11, and her sister Jo, 8, first wanted to do something to win tickets to one of Taylor’s concerts and came up with the idea to make paper cranes:

Salt Lake City resident Laurie Brady said her oldest daughter, 11-year-old Sam Brady, recently gained an interest in origami. Sam learned how to fold paper cranes and Brady told her about the book, “Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes,” based on the Japanese legend that if someone folds 1,000 paper cranes they will be granted a wish.

So they decided to increase it to1,989 cranes (in honor of Taylor’s newest album, 1989) and wish for concert tickets. But when they found out Taylor’s mother, Andrea Finlay Swift, had been diagnosed with cancer, they decided to change their plans and give the cranes to Andrea.

Watch this video of these sweet, sweet young women:

And . . . speaking of cancer, since we all know somebody who’s been touched by some kind of cancer, here’s a great event this week to benefit the awesome Gilda’s Club Seattle.

About John Fisher

John is a Midwest native who started his Northwest radio career in 1992 after moving to Seattle from Chicago. He’s an avid cyclist, painter, traveler, foodie, and dog lover (Hazel and Gizmo, both shelter dogs.) He’s worked with various animal organizations including PAWS, Seattle Humane Society and Seattle Animal Shelter. John got a late start on fatherhood – he and his wife have a 5-year-old son named Dawson who already has a crush on Katy Perry.