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Teen With Cerebral Palsy Gets Memory Back After Listening To Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift is constantly giving her fans gifts, but I don’t think she’s ever given a fan as great a gift as the one she gave Charli Robertson.

Robertson is a high school senior living in North Carolina, and she suffers from cerebral palsy.

Back in 2012, Robertson suffered a number of intense seizures that totally decimated her memory. She couldn’t even recognize her own mother after the attacks.

For a time, it seemed as if Robertson would never regain her memory.

However, her mother began playing Taylor Swift songs for the wheelchair-bound teen. When Robertson heard “Mean” by TSwift, something clicked.

Robertson said,

I think it was the part: ‘You can't take me down.’ I want to say thank you to [Taylor].

Robertson’s mother, Sheri, remembers the moment her daughter’s memory started to return. Sheri said,

There was an immediate reaction… she was singing the words. She would get all of her memory back by April [2013].

Robertson has fully regained her memory, and she will have the chance to thank Swift come this October.

With the help of a local radio station, Robertson scored backstage passes to a Taylor Swift concert in Greensboro, North Carolina.

There, she will be able to share her gratitude with her hero in person.

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Adam Pliskin is the Entertainment Writer for Elite Daily. He is a native New Yorker and a massive film and TV buff. Adam is also a graduate of Brown University who holds a degree in Modern Culture and Media. He will beat you at the movie game.
Adam Pliskin is the Entertainment Writer for Elite Daily. He is a native New Yorker and a massive film and TV buff. Adam is also a graduate of Brown University who holds a degree in Modern Culture and Media. He will beat you at the movie game.

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