Taylor Swift just made one of her fan’s wishes come true.
Earlier this August, Vitoria Mario organized a GoFundMe page hoping to receive some financial assistance for her tuition. She explained that she is a Black 18-year-old with a dream who has received a conditional offer at the University of Warwick to study Mathematics. However, she said that she’s still uncertain about getting in because she may not attend university due to her circumstances.
Vitoria said that she has lived in the U.K. for four years after she migrated from Portugal to live with her family in Tottenham. She said that she’s not eligible for maintenance loans or grants because of socio-economic barriers and having “Home” status. In addition, she belongs to a low income family and they won’t be able to help self-fund her through university. Further, her dad passed away and her mom remains in Portugal.
Taylor found out about Vitoria’s story and was inspired to donate £23,373 or $30,000 to cover her tuition fees. She said that she came across her story and was inspired by her drive and dedication to make her dreams come true. She shared that she wanted to gift her the rest of her goal amount and wished her good luck.
Vitoria was able to reach her goal and many Swifties are also following the footsteps of their idol by donating to her as well. Vitoria said that going to school could change her life and the people around her. She explained that her dream of being a Mathematician won’t only give her family social mobility but will also inspire those who are in the same positions as herself to become the best version of themselves and to reach their dreams despite the inequality and financial obstacles.- Advertisement -
She felt grateful for any assistance with her journey and also appreciated the time taken by those who engaged with her story.
Taylor has been known for her benevolence especially in helping her fans. The Grammy winner recently celebrated the success of her new album folklore. She’s been active on Twitter regarding social issues like the Black Lives Matter movement and how important it is to vote.