Annie McMahon has been receiving get-well wishes from some of the biggest names in Hollywood
Irish American Annie McMahon got the chance to chat with her favorite pop star Taylor Swift, as well as a ton of other celebrities, after a Twitter campaign caught the singer’s eye.
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McMahon, 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.
McMahon is now back in the hospital, but doctors have said that she is too ill to face yet another transplant.
On June 13, a friend of McMahon tweeted a video of her singing and dancing to Taylor Swift’s hit song ‘You Belong with Me’ in a bid to get the pop star’s attention with the #Taylor2Annie hashtag:
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
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McMahon told IrishCentral: "Taylor's songs got me through all of the tough times."
The tweet went viral and on June 15, Annie shared on Instagram that Swift had called to chat, making the Irish American's dream come true:
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But Swift isn't the only celebrity who has reached out to McMahon. Dozens of others, including President Donald Trump, have sent well-wishes to the 22-year-old who has been sharing the thoughtful gestures on her Facebook page.
President Trump sent a letter to McMahon:
I guess I have seen it all, now the President of the United States of America takes time out of his busy day to send Annie McMahon well wishes...what's next?Publiée par John McMahon sur Lundi 24 juin 2019
The Zac Brown Band dedicated their song ‘Sweet Annie’ at a recent concert:
Omg !!! I cannot believe @zacbrownband dedicated Sweet Annie to me at their concert. That song has always been special...Publiée par Annie McMahon sur Samedi 22 juin 2019
Even Elmo from Sesame Street sent a video:
Chris Martin from Coldplay went as far as to write a song for McMahon:
Late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel sent through a video and a gift:
Thanks @jimmykimmellive for sending me this video and bobble head...the drawn on beard added the perfect touch!Publiée par Annie McMahon sur Vendredi 21 juin 2019
And Hugh Jackman sent a signed copy of his ‘The Greatest Showman’
☆this the greatest show!! ☆ I am so thankful to be spending Father’s Day with my family!! Today, I received something so...Publiée par Annie McMahon sur Dimanche 16 juin 2019
Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Lawrence, Whoopi Goldberg, and Steve Carrell are just a few of the other celebrities who have reached out to the 22-year-old. McMahon told People Magazine that Chrissy Teigen even visited her at home and that singer Selena Gomez Facetimed her.
McMahon is gracious for the support: “To see the love and support that’s come out of this really has helped me because I should be so sad, and I am, but seeing all these people reach out to me and care about me, it just really makes me happy. It distracts me during this really sad time and I think it’s building my spirits.”
The Irish American is encouraging people to support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation online.