Taylor Swift reached out to thank a fan from Utah for the work that she’s doing as a nurse on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic, according to Fox News.
Whitney Hilton is a registered nurse at McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden who recently traveled to New York City to work at Northwell Health’s Long Island Jewish Medical Center in the midst of the pandemic, according to CNN.
A huge fan of Swift, Hilton tweeted on Sunday that she had received a box full of merchandise and a handwritten note from Swift, thanking Hilton for her work and wishing her a happy birthday.
I need to PUBLICLY THANK TAYLOR SWIFT @taylorswift & @taylornation13 @treepaine for sending me a box full of Merch & a PERSONALIZED LETTER from Taylor herself for my 30th birthday/for going to NYC to help as a nurse. This was quite literally the BEST DAY OF MY LIFE. pic.twitter.com/FqGMsZGixs— LOVE(r) Whitney (@TaNnEytWiT) May 3, 2020
“HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! I wanted to send you some presents and to let you know I am so grateful for you,” Swift wrote in the note to Hilton, according to Fox. “I can’t thank you enough for risking your life to help people and for spreading the message loudly that people need to hear, about taking this seriously.”
In April, Hilton wrote a blog post for Intermountain Healthcare in which she wrote about her experience working in New York City.
“New York has been hit HARD,” Hilton wrote, according to People. “The people need help, the nurses need help, the doctors need help, everyone needs help. This is crisis mode like I’ve never seen. This is an incredible experience, albeit the hardest thing I’ve ever done AND equally the most rewarding.”
In her blog post, Hilton also encouraged her community to take the coronavirus pandemic seriously.
“One thing I want to SCREAM from the rooftops is that if you could see what we see here, you’d do ANYTHING humanly possible to prevent it,” Hilton wrote, according to People.