Dover Police Dept. Twitter
Dover Police Dept. Twitter

It all started with a hashtag and a wish: Victoria’s wish. Last month, the Dover Police Department released a video in hopes that Victoria Marsh’s wish to meet Taylor Swift would come true. And it did.

Marsh, a Middletown teen, was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a form of bone cancer, in December 2014. In February, her left leg was amputated below the knee. She also has Down syndrome and, according to the video, she is just 1 of 3 people in the U.S. with both that form of cancer and Down syndrome.

Victoria at Nemours Prom. (A.I. duPont Hospital for Children| Nemours Facebook)
Victoria at Nemours Prom. (A.I. duPont Hospital for Children | Nemours Facebook)

The Dover Police Department is known for putting out a series of DashCam confessionals, including an officer lip-synching to Swift’s hit “Shake It Off.” The viral video, which debuted in January, accumulated over 35 million views.

Because of the police department’s viral video, Swift’s record label sent tickets to the Dover Police Department for her concert in Philadelphia. After receiving a plethora of letters, including one from Marsh’s mother, the department offered them to Marsh, but she was not able to attend due to her chemotherapy.

She gave the tickets to her sisters, but both the police department and Marsh hoped that there would still be a way for the Taylor Swift super fan to meet her idol, whose songs are on constant repeat in her hospital room.

That dream came true before her concert on Saturday, June 13, in the City of Brotherly Love. Before Swift took the stage for her 1989 World Tour, Marsh, along with her sisters, got to meet her backstage.


According to delawareonline, Marsh even got her prosthetic, which she calls “Fancy Foot,” signed as well as their “Let’s Kill the Cancer” shirts. The family hopes to be finished with treatment by October.

Support poured in for the “Fearless” teen, whose wonderful dream come true won’t soon be forgotten.


A photo posted by Taylor Swift (@taylorswift) on

Take a look at Marsh’s story and the #SwiftAWish movement below.