When we give talks around the country as a professional speaker we often talk about, along with providing resources for our community based on my personal journey growing up on the autism spectrum, individuals who have made an impact for those in our community. This is a perfect example of someone going above and beyond below…

Jacob, a young boy with autism needed $13,500 in order to help get training for a service dog through the Autism Service Dogs of America (ASDA) to help him with everyday support. Jacob’s Nana went to GoFundMe to raise the needed funds while two of Jacob’s sister and cousin also rewrote Taylor Swift’s smash hit “Blank Space” in the hopes of getting additional donations.

Then, out of nowhere, Taylor and Andrea Swift came in with a $10,000 donation on their GoFundMe page. Taylor wrote, “Jacob, we hope you love your new dog! Please tell your cousins that they did a great job on the song! Love, Taylor and Andrea Swift!”


GoFundMe – 5-year-old Jacob

Way to go Taylor Swift!