Hudson Valley Girl With Down Syndrome Gets To Meet Taylor Swift
Never in her "Wildest Dreams" did a Hudson Valley child get to think she'd meet her idol. But now she has a memory she'll never shake off.
Grace DelVecchio lives in Westchester County. This past weekend, not only did the 12-year-old see Taylor Swift perform at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, but she had a special moment with the pop icon that she'll remember forever. Grace has Down Syndrome, according to the New York Post.
Westchester County Teen Meets Taylor Swift
Grace's mom says Swift's songs are played inside their Westchester County home from the minute Grace wakes up, until she goes to bed. She's such a big Swiftie, that even her teachers use Swift to inspire Grace at Mildred E. Strang Middle School in Yorktown Heights, New York.
"We’ll talk about Taylor Swift, we’ll summarize Taylor Swift, we’ll say who she is, why she’s important,” said Jenn Sparano, who works closely with Grace as a st at Mildred E. Strang Middle School speech-language pathologist Jenn Sparano told the New York Post.
Grace's father made it his mission to make sure Grace got to see Swift perform life, whenever she went on tour again. However, he told the New York Post he felt like "the worst dad ever" when he initially failed to secure tickets to Swift's Eras Tour.
You may recall the Ticketmaster issue where tickets skyrocketed to over $20,000 during the ticket presale in November 2022. But just before Christmas, he was able to get Grace tickets to two different shows.
Yorktown Heights Teen Gets Merchandise From Taylor Swift
Grace went to Swift's show on Friday with her mom, two cousins and two aunts. She enjoyed Sunday's concert with her dad and speech teachers.
Her face inside MetLife Stadium is sure to bring a smile to your face!
Not only did Grace get to see her idol live, but she got a gift from Swift during the concert!
During her performance of "22" Swift spotted Grace in the crowd and gave Grace a fedora to thank the 12-year-old for her passion and loyalty.