Delaney "Laney" Ann Brown died on Christmas Day from complications from leukemia. Luckily, however, the 8-year-old was able to fulfill one of her wishes before she left.
On Dec. 20, Laney's 8th birthday, she received a surprise phone call from Taylor Swift , who heard about Brown's struggle with leukemia through Make- A-Wish America.
Brown, a Pennsylvania native who lived just up the road from where Swift was born, FaceTimed with the award-winning singer, which helped "Facebook post.," according to a
"Laney was so nervous to talk to her because she is such a 'famous celebrity.' 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," the post continued, which appears to have been written by one of Brown's parents.
"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."
Unfortunately, however, Laney succumbed to leukemia on Wednesday, Dec. 25. "My heart breaks right now," a post on the Facebook page read. "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."