It almost seemed like cancer survivor Kevin McGuire’s dream date with Taylor Swift wasn’t meant to happen. Kevin asked Taylor to prom via his Facebook page in February of 2012 when he was battling lukemia, and the pop songstress said yes. But, she couldn’t make it to the dance, so she invited him to the 2012 ACM Awards. Unfortunately, Kevin had a bout of chemo-related illness that prevented him from coming. But the two finally had their day before this year’s ACM awards.
“I think Taylor is one of those people who you don’t really see that often. Classy, sweet and kind,” Kevin told CBS. “Going through what we’ve been through … it’s symbolic, in a way. It started my chapter with my cancer. Now it’s behind me; I can close the book on it.”