In December 2014, Victoria Marsh was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer, according to Philly.com. Because of her chemotherapy treatments, doctors couldn’t allow Marsh to attend Taylor Swift’s concert in Philadelphia on June 13.
The teenager, who also has Down syndrome, had to give up the concert tickets that the Dover Police Department had sent her, choosing to send her supportive sisters in her place.
But the persistent police offers didn’t stop there. The department helped Marsh create a video that told her inspiring story. Using the hashtags #TeamVictoria and #SwiftAWish, the video plea went viral.
After 45,000 views on YouTube and 56,000 shares on Facebook, the teen’s dream came true.
On the night of Swift’s concert in Philadelphia, Marsh was cleared by her doctors to leave her hospital room for eight hours, which meant she not only got to see the show – she got the chance to meet the singer backstage as well.
And this isn’t the first time Delaware’s Dover Police Department has made headlines. In January, a video of Officer Jeff Davis jovially lip-synching to “Shake It Off” while driving his cruiser also went viral.