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"Kevin, I'm so sorry but I won't be able to make it to your prom," the country superstar wrote on her Facebook page. "But I was wondering, the ACM Awards are coming up ... Would you be my date? Love, Taylor."
Kevin, a Somerdale, New Jersey high school football star, has an excellent wing woman to thank for this development. His sister Victoria is actually responsible for starting the Facebook page, inviting the 'Ours' singer to Kevin's prom.
"Nothing, and I mean NOTHING brightens Kevin's day more than Taylor Swift," Victoria writes on the Facebook page, which was first publicized by HuffPost Impact. "Kevin DESERVES more than anyone a special event in his life."
She went on to call the varsity football player, the "kindest, most noble 18 year old a person could fathom meeting." Despite his years of chemo, spinal taps and bone marrow screenings, the resilient teen has stayed active with at Sterling High School, playing football and basketball. According to his sister, though, he's never asked, 'Why me?'
Kevin was recently diagnosed with Leukemia for the second time. He was first given this prognosis at the age of 13, only to get the all clear in 2010. He'll celebrate his 19th birthday on June 1, the same day as prom, but odds are he won't mind celebrating a few months earlier at the Academy of Country Music Awards April 1.