PRICELESS ENCOUNTER: Bella Harry meets American superstar Taylor Swift at Brisbane’s Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital.
PRICELESS ENCOUNTER: Bella Harry meets American superstar Taylor Swift at Brisbane’s Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital.

When Bella met Taylor: Battler sings praises of superstar

JOHNNY Depp, Delta Goodrem and now Taylor Swift - the list of celebrities who have come to chat to Bella Harry keeps on growing.

But when it comes to choosing a favourite, the 13-year-old reckons "Tay Tay" tops the list.

The American superstar popped in on Bella while she was undergoing a blood transfusion at Brisbane's Lady Cilento Children's Hospital.

It's been a long journey for the St John's College in Nambour student who was diagnosed with bone cancer in January 2015.

Since then it has been a constant journey back and forth to hospital for treatments and surgery.

But through the tough times, Bella's amazing personality has inspired others and she has also become a mini-celebrity after being chosen to walk on the red carpet at the Logies.

Pirates of the Caribbean star Johnny Depp also took time out to visit Bella and pose for photographs when he visited the hospital last year.

While Bella loved meeting Depp, there was no hiding her fondness for Swift.

She even went to one of her concerts last year, but didn't think the star would have recognised her as she was wearing a wig at the time. Bella was taken totally by surprise when she discovered Swift was going to visit.

"It was such a big surprise," she said.

"I was having a blood transfusion when I got word from the hospital she was there and she just came up."


Swift was unfazed that Bella was in the middle of getting some more lifesaving blood when she arrived.

"She was cool with it," Bella said. "She was so nice and beautiful at the same time. She took 20 minutes to talk to me."

Bella was able to take time out yesterday to have fun with her family at Seaworld on the Gold Coast.

Next week the teenager will undergo more surgery to have a left leg femur replacement.

This is similar to the surgery she had done on her right leg in June, however, the top half of the femur will be replaced instead of the bottom half.


The surgery on the right leg was very effective with the results showing chemotherapy had killed 100% of the cancer cells in the tumour they removed.

Bella said she was grateful she could have the surgery.

When it comes to listing celebrities Bella would still like to meet, Brad Pitt and Chris Hemsworth didn't get a mention.

It was Australian actress and Pitch Perfect star, Rebel Wilson, she hoped she'd get a chance to brush shoulders with.



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