Taylor Swift asks Kevin McGuire to be date to Academy of Country Music Awards

9:42 PM, Feb 24, 2012   |    comments
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Stratford, NJ (WPVI/CNN) - A New Jersey teenager battling leukemia just got an invitation from Taylor Swift that he can't pass up.

The singer asked 18-year-old Kevin McGuire to be her date to the Academy of Country Music Awards. The invite came through a Facebook post.

This all began when McGuire's sister started an online campaign to get Swift to go to the prom with her brother.

Swift said she couldn't make it, then came the award show offer.

"Honestly my sister she's an amazing girl. Whenever she puts something in her head, it's gonna happen," said McGuire.

Right now, McGuire is being treated at Children's Hospital in Philadelphia for a relapse of leukemia.

He was first diagnosed five years ago.

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