Taylor Swift fan gets to meet idol before losing hearing

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A TAYLOR Swift fan who was desperate to meet her idol before losing her hearing has had her wish granted.

The 'Love Story' hitmaker personally met 12-year-old Jorja Hope, who has a condition that causes inner-ear hearing loss and will eventually leave her deaf.

After finding out her diagnosis, Jorja disappointingly declared: "I won't be able to hear Taylor Swift sing".

So her twin sister Chloe started a social media campaign with the hashtag #HelpJorjaMeetTaylorSwiftSydney, and Sydney radio station Nova 96.9 came to Jorja's aid by arranging a meeting between the superstar singer and the brave youngster.

Speaking to Australian newspaper the Maitland Mercury about seeing her idol in the flesh, Jorja said: "She was very, very amazing and very pretty. I didn't expect her to be as tall as she was."

Jorja - who was born with growth problems and has already have five operations on broken bones as well as various ear treatments - took the opportunity to give Taylor some Ugg Boots as a present.

The 25-year-old beauty also had a gift for the youngster as after the meet-and-greet Taylor treated the twins to tickets for her gig at Sydney's ANZ Stadium last weekend.

Chloe also created a Facebook group to drum up support for her campaign.

After the gig, a post on the site read: "It happened tonight Jorja met Taylor! Chloe you did it!!! You gave your sister the ultimate gift! Taylor gave Jorja a massive hug! Photo to come when available for now here are some of Jorja at the concert! (sic)"

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