Taylor Swift's Generosity Changes GoFundMe

Donation to girl with cancer prompts site to raise giving limit to $50K
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 10, 2015 3:20 PM CDT
In a May 17, 2015, file photo, Taylor Swift poses in the press room at the BMAs with her awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.   (Photo by Eric Jamison/Invision/AP, File)

(Newser) – When Taylor Swift heard that Naomi, one of her young fans, had to miss her concert because she had been diagnosed with cancer, Swift jumped onto Naomi's GoFundMe page and promptly donated $50,000, People reports. "To the beautiful and brave Naomi, I'm sorry you have to miss [my concert], but there will always be more concerts," she wrote. "Let's focus on getting you feeling better." But because the site caps donations at $15,000, the singer had to carry out four separate transactions—a limit that's now been lifted after GoFundMe got word of Taylor's gesture.

"Taylor Swift's donation was so generous that it required us to increase the donation limit on the platform," CEO Rob Solomon said in a release, noting that now the max users can give in one pop is $50,000. He adds that Swift has given more to various GoFundMe campaigns than any other donor in the site's history. As for how Naomi felt about her idol's donation—well, you can see her reaction in this video. (Taylor recently got Apple to bow down before her, too.)

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