August 5, 2011 by jerryrizzo
UPDATE: TAYLOR MADE IT TO LEXI! THANKS TO ALL WHO HELPED!
The THON community is back at it, showering a little girl named Lexi with love and support as she fights for her life.
Lexi supporters took to Facebook and Twitter yesterday to help grab the attention of Taylor Swift, who happens to be Lexi’s idol. Lexi had recently attended one of Taylor’s concerts and was unable to meet Taylor after the show.
Many awoke to an email in their inbox and were encourage to share the message via email, Facebook and Twitter
In true THON fashion, Penn State students, alumni and other awesome supporters hit the social web with a flurry of posts and tweets to Taylor Swift or @TaylorSwift13 in attempt to persuade her to meet Lexi (Who is actually from Swift’s hometown.).
The flurry of messages, photos and videos went viral into Thursday night and supporters have not relinquished into today.
The official Love for Lexi: Meet Taylor Swift Facebook event is now boasting over 3,000 attendees.
Below is the original email that sparked Love For Lexi and instructions on how you can help Lexi Barnett’s dream come true:
Recently, Lexi Barnett, the Singing Lions‘ Four Diamonds child, went
to a Taylor Swift concert in Newark. She’s been in a lot of pain for
a long time now and they didn’t even think they could get her to the
concert, but when they told her she was going to meet Taylor, she said
she didn’t care and went anyway. Record producers ended up not
letting her back to see Taylor and Lexi is now on a pain pump and
can’t leave her bed, so meeting her at another concert is out of the
question. Lexi has stage 4 Neuroblastoma and is on hospice.
All she wants is to meet Taylor Swift and my org is determined to make it happen.
Here are the 3 quick ways you guys can help:
1) Post one of the following videos on Taylor’s Facebook (some have
had problems posting on her wall, but post in her picture comments or
ANYWHERE – as long as the message is somewhere she might see it)
and include the message “A little girl named Lexi recently went to one
of your concerts. She is very sick and would LOVE to meet you.”
2) Tweet at Taylor: @taylorswift13 A little girl named Lexi recently
went to one of your concerts. She is very sick and would LOVE to meet
you #loveforlexi…if you want to make it really easy, I’ve been tweeting this from
@J_Farinelli for a while now, so you can simply go and retweet it!
3) Forward this email to former committees, your org, and anyone you
know who might help us out!