PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) - Alexandra and her best friend Lexi grew up together in the Scranton area. Now 21, with their lives ahead of them, their plans are on hold.
That's because this past November, Lexi starting feeling sick. She went to the ER twice and was sent home with medication, but the flu symptoms continued. When her left eye stopped working, she had an MRI. The scan showed a tumor the size of three golf balls pushing down on her optic nerve.
Her official diagnosis was Stage 4 glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer.
Six weeks of radiation and chemotherapy at Penn continue today.
To keep Lexi’s spirits up, Alexandra wanted to give her something to look forward to, so she surprised Lexi with tickets to see Taylor Swift at her upcoming concert in Philadelphia.
Alexandra took it a step further, tweeting the superstar to ask if she would meet her friend at the forthcoming show.
The tweet is now garnering national attention.
Meghan McCain, whose father is Sen. John McCain, saw that tweet and joined the effort.
“Hey Taylor Swift– we have never met, but anyway can you meet Lexi at your concert in Philly?” McCain tweeted. “She is fighting the same glioblastoma cancer my father has and this would make both of our days!”
Hey @taylorswift13 - we have never met, but anyway you can meet Lexi at your concert in Philly? She is fighting the same #glioblastoma cancer my father has and this would make both of our days! xo - Meghan McCain https://t.co/2RJPCAJtS3— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) July 6, 2018
Still trying to work some magic so @LEXIandIKnnowit can meet @taylorswift13 at her concert in Philly on July 14th. Lexi is bravely fighting the the same #glioblastoma my father has - let's use the internet for good and please retweet so we can make Lexi's wish come true!— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) July 6, 2018
Lexi and Alexandra joined Good Day Philadelphia on Wednesday to make their case to the pop icon.