This story is an absolute tearjerker, my aunt Lynda who lives in Phoenix heard about it on the news and sent to me to see if I knew anyone in the Country Music industry who could help….I figure since I have this website, why not try to use my voice to help carry this message…..while I was watching the video and reading the story about 7 year old Clara Bergen, of Gilbert, Arizona, I was just really moved by it.
On Sunday, May 3, Clara passed away after a tragic swing accident. She dreamed of being a Youtube star and loved singing songs by her idol, Taylor Swift. So to honor her memory, an effort is underway to ask Swift to record a message for Clara’s funeral on Saturday.
Family and friends ask that you tweet Swift @taylorswift13 using hashtag #makeClarafamous.
“Oh behalf of Clara’s family thank you for your help in making her dream come true!” was posted Thursday with the YouTube video of Clara singing Swift’s popular song “Blank Space.”
Since I only know a handful of people who know Taylor Swift I am writing this post in hopes that someone will see it and pass on to Taylor’s camp some way, some how.
Clara died Sunday, while playing in a neighbor’s backyard. She and another girl, 14-year-old and Kayla Cheerio, were swinging on a rope attached to the wooden structure, when it broke. But then part of the structure broke, knocking both girls into the water.
The swing set was made to allow people to jump off the rope and into the pool. Adults inside the house said they heard the wooden structure break at around 9:30 a.m. They ran outside and pulled Clara from the water.
Gilbert Police Sgt. Jesse Sanger said Clara suffered severe head trauma and was airlifted to Maricopa Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead. Kayla also suffered head trauma and a broken clavicle. She is expected to recover.