A Taylor-ed dream
MEET Jessica Moxey. She is a girl on a mission, with one goal in sight - to meet Taylor Swift.
The 12-year-old Gympie lass idolises the singer so much her mother Christa has written to the star, imploring her to meet with Jessica for just five minutes at her December 7 Brisbane concert.
Three years ago Jessica was diagnosed with Congenital Myopathy Type 1 Fibres, a rare and incurable muscle condition she has had since birth.
Her muscles are slowly degenerating and she is now in a powered wheelchair.
"Jessica loves everything about Taylor Swift - the way she looks, the way she sings, and her perfume, which Jessica wears every day," Mrs Moxey said.
"She listens to Taylor's Love Story album every night before she goes to sleep and tells everyone how much she adores her. Even her wheelchair is pink."
Jessica has memory problems, especially with school work if she has been ill, so she often has to relearn lessons.
But she remembers just about every Taylor Swift fact there is to know, always searching the internet for a new piece of information.
"It's Taylor, Taylor, Taylor at our house," Mrs Moxey said.
"Jessica doesn't give up. She's a very determined young woman and she's faced lots of health challenges recently.
"Her willpower is the thing I am most proud of.
"It would mean the world to her if she met her idol."
Mrs Moxey's letter to Taylor Swift came to the attention of MontroseAccess physiotherapist Janine Anderson.
The charity provides support to children with disabilities throughout Queensland.
Jessica receives physiotherapy, speech therapy and occupational therapy through MontroseAccess, and when her physiotherapist heard of Jessica's wish, she could not help but try to spread the word.
"This experience is important for Jessica and it's something her family would really like to see happen for her," Ms Anderson said.
"They already have the tickets and we're all hoping Jessica's dream can come true."