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.
Author: Jessica Northey
Everyone asks “what exactly do you do Jessica?” What some of my family members say, “she tweets for a living” is my favorite, but really the title that puts food on the table is “Social Media Influencer,” the definition sounds simple, someone who influences others through social media, but I consider myself a Citizen Journalist broadcasting and entertaining with news, thoughts, opinions, delivering information in my own unique way. Famous for my ‘sass wit and straight from the hip’ style I’ve always been called a “Social Media Pioneer” in the music industry. I’m also an On-Air/Online Broadcasting Host and Personality, Digital Media Strategist, Country and Music Blogger/Journalist as well as a Nationally recognized Speaker and Founder of Country Music Chat, News and Views Entertainment Website CMChatLIVE.com. My favorite accomplishment is starting the largest Country Music Hashtag community in the world Country Music’s #CMChat.
It all started with a hunch…back in the early 2000’s I would dial up the internet via AOL and join chat rooms whilst watching my favorite programs on TV. Loved watching Reality Shows with my Mom in Tucson, and blowing her mind with how I always knew who was going home on the Bachelor or Big Brother. Don’t think she ever caught on that I was talking to people via computer on the East Coast, where it had already aired. (We didn’t have the uber-spoiler Twitter or Facebook to ruin results and awards shows for us yet.)
I’ve been taking over the internet, one tweet at a time and have accumulated over 3 Million followers/friends/fans across all my Social Media networks. Over the years I’ve been consistently ranked as an influential online personality and even named as a Forbes Top 50 Social Media Power Influencer. I was the first person Merle Haggard followed when he got on Twitter and spent the day with Garth Brooks at Twitter and Facebook when joined the social media world.