"We would be here all day if I told you why I liked her," Emily told NBC Chicago last week. She has been battling stage III T-cell lymphoblastic non-Hodgkins lymphoma since 2011.
Sadly, after years of chemotherapy, Emily's cancer remains so aggressive that doctors recently told her family that there is nothing more they can do for her. But never fear, Taylor's here. After numerous attempts to get the singer's attention via social media, Emily received a surprise call from her idol Tuesday.
"The smile on my daughter [is one] I have not seen in a very, very long time," Emily's mother, Nadia Beazley, recalled. "I could cry."
Nadia said Taylor was very talkative during the 10-minute conversation. Emily explained how much she loves her music, and Taylor told her that she knew about her story. Emily was at a loss for words.
"When she was on the phone, she was completely star-struck," Nadia said. "Emily thanked her for her music and told her what her music meant to her."
Nadia later wrote on Facebook that her daughter had "a smile from ear to ear."
We're sure this little girl's story touched Taylor like no other. Earlier this month, Tay revealed that her own mother is battling cancer.