Meghan McCain Asks Taylor Swift to Meet Scranton Woman with Same Cancer As Her Father

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SCRANTON, Pa. -- Fans take to Twitter every day to try and get the attention of their idols. Two women from Scranton are getting more attention than they expected from a plea on Twitter.

Alexandra Ditchkus tweeted asking Taylor Swift if she would meet her friend Lexi Caviston at Swift's upcoming concert in Philadelphia.

The tweet is getting national attention.

Ditchkus says after what Lexi’s been through as a brain cancer patient, she deserves anything that would make her happy.

Caviston says the last seven days have been intense for her, but that’s nothing compared to the last seven months.

In Decemeber, Lexi, just 21 years old, discovered she had glioblastoma, an aggressive type of brain cancer.

“My left eye just stopped working because the tumor was pushing down on my optic nerve, and that's what landed me in the hospital,” Caviston explained.

Through surgeries and treatments, Lexi’s friends and family have been by her side, including her best friend Alexandra Ditchkus. Ditchkus even surprised her with tickets to see her favorite performer, Taylor Swift.

“She loves her, and she always brings up the fact that she was there since she opened up for Rascal Flats,” Ditchkus said.

Newswatch 16 caught up with both women in Scranton. A few days ago, Ditchkus asked for help on Twitter so her friend could meet Swift. The tweet got the attention of Meghan McCain, daughter of U.S. Senator John McCain and co-host of ABC’s “The View.” Senator McCain is battling the same form of brain cancer as Lexi.

“Well, I like to say that we're friends now because she follows me and I follow her so like, no big deal. I think she just saw it and said I want to help these girls,” said Caviston.

Meghan McCain asked Taylor Swift if she would meet with Lexi at the concert. While that dream meeting could still happen, McCain's help is starting to spread the story across the country.

“I always joke that I’m famous now,” Caviston laughed. “I mean, it's not funny that I have a brain tumor, but like it's funny that that's how this whole thing came about.”

Family and friends of Lexi tell Newswatch 16 they hope she gets to meet Swift, but they are also excited about the opportunity to raise awareness for glioblastoma.

“It's awesome seeing everything, and she's had quite a few people come forward and say, ‘Hey, I also have this,’ “ said Joshua Ashmar, Lexi’s boyfriend.

“So far, glioblastoma doesn’t have a cure at all, so hopefully that's going to come about,” Caviston added.

Lexi tells us her form of glioblastoma is responsive to therapy and although she is facing a lifetime of treatment, she has been tumor-free since March.

As for the possible meeting with Swift, that's still in the works.


  • Silverfish Imperetrix

    Well, look at all the Democrat/commie/progtards here to support their hero John McCain with downvotes. I’m not surprised, seeing as how he’s been one of their moles in the Republican Party since the day he was elected. Remember the Keating Five? That was McCain and FOUR DEMOCRATS.

  • lickerblisters

    John McCain is a bitter old man who does everything to derail Trump’s agenda only because Trump spanked his azz a rosy red leading up to the presidential election.

  • Jeff Woehrle

    What would be really nice would be if John McCain would have enough regard for his constituents that he would see fit to resign and allow those people to have a Senator who would actually show up for work.

    What a concept!

      • Jeff Woehrle

        Seems like I know more about it than you, gruber.

        McCain’s constituents have been without his senate representation for months. And there appears to be little chance that McCain will return to the job. The only thing preventing those people having representation is one man’s ego.

        The good senator believes he is the only person who can possibly do that job. And the folly of that speaks for itself.

    • My Foot

      John Mcain is a war hero and has served his country for a lifetime. You are a slime for attacking him.

      • Silverfish Imperetrix

        How is stating the truth an attack? The people McCain represents are without a vote in the Senate and if he’s too sick to do his job then he should resign.

      • Robt Williams (@RobtWilliams33)

        john mccain is a disgrace corrupt individual. He is responsible for the death of many. He is not a war hero. he is a traitor. He is the Hanoi Hilton Singing canary. The only reason he did not leave early without the other GI’s was because it would have been instant death for a future career in politics.

      • Silverfish Imperetrix

        That’s not entirely true. He didn’t want or have to leave early because he was getting preferential treatment for collaborating with the enemy. He had it made there.

      • Jack Irvin

        Ask those who served with him about that, they say he was a coward and a traitor and an egotist, and his father coverasd it up. He is the slimeball

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