Annie McMahon from Westchester, New York, has survived two double lung transplants but is now too sick for a third. Can Irish America help her meet her idol?
Pop superstar Taylor Swift could make one brave Irish American survivor's dream come true as friends and family of 22-year-old Annie McMahon rally to win the attention of the "Shake It Off" singer.
Annie, from Westchester, New York, was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis (CF) in 1998 and survived two double lung transplants, the first in October 2016 and the second in November 2017. Following complications with her first transplant, she had to make a three-month hospital stay and when her body began to reject the new lungs in July 2017, she was placed on the transplant list once again.
Now too sick for a third transplant, Annie dreams of meeting with her idol Taylor Swift, whose songs have helped her through the disease.
Speaking to IrishCentral from New York Presbyterian, Annie extended her thanks for the love and support over the last week, explaining that "Taylor's songs got me through all of the tough times."
She can be seen here singing and dancing to fan favorite "Shake It Off" with her friends:
Annie survived 2 dbl lung transplants and is too sick for a 3rd transplant @taylorswift13 is Annie’s idol.. her life long dream is to meet taylor! Can you RT & tag TN, Taylor, & @treepaine?! @taylornation13 dm me to get to Annie! #Taylor2Annie pic.twitter.com/7MyzLWqNe5— TIFFGOTLUNGS LOVER ERA (@tiffrich22) June 13, 2019
The eldest of four daughters, Annie had traveled back to her family in Ireland just last year to be Maid of Honor at her cousin's Co Cavan wedding.
We're sure the Irish American community can get behind Annie's dream and get Taylor Swift's attention! Please be sure to share her story and the tweet above and tag @taylorswift13 to make this young Irish American's dream come true.