I would really appreciate from the bottom of my heart if you guys could help Taylor see this. I need to thank her for getting me through this.
Hi @taylorswift ! This is me, Jovana and this is my face. I just wanted to tell you something really important to me. Something you helped with. I really did not want to post about this as its personal. But I realised I needed to thank the person who impacted this life experience of mine. How could I not let you know and thank you, even if I have to put it on the internet.
Almost a year ago now, I was in a bad boat accident at the Gold Coast in Australia. The boat engine exploded and I got severe second and third degree burns all over my body. Thankfully, we got help, but it took over an hour for the ambulance to arrive. While I was sitting in the rescue boat waiting for emergency services and screaming in pain, the lady helping us told me to focus on something that makes me happy. I immediately started repeating the lyrics to your songs in my head. Over and over again. I couldn’t even remember my parents phone numbers in that emergency when asked but I somehow knew every single word of your songs. They helped me Taylor. They took my mind to a calmer place. It distracted me from the pain.
Fast forward to finally being transported to the hospital, the pain and burns worsened. I was in there for an endless two weeks. It is the kind of pain I would not wish on anyone. Ever. Through all the treatments and physio therapy, my headphones with your music playing went with me everywhere and through everything. Every time I closed my eyes the boat explosion would replay in my mind. But listening to your music eased that, it took it away. It helped me stay calm. So thank you.
Fast forward even more to being discharged.. my life has never really been the same. The accident made me really jumpy, and on edge. Every time I hear a loud noise I flinch, or something triggers the memory. Your music helped me overcome this slowly too. While it still occurs, your music is like my safety blanket. It brought me peace and hope. Every time I see my scars on my legs and become overwhelmed, I put your music on. And focus on what you taught me: to not be ashamed of who I am now. And to be proud of how far Ive come.
Then you started the Reputation era and its like I got a fresh start. I don’t remember the last time I was this happy. I don’t remember the last time I smiled this big. So thank you thank you thank you for making music that has helped me overcome the toughest year of my life.
Although you don’t even know it, you and your music helped me in my greatest time of need. And I truly hope I can thank you in person one day for that.
Here’s a little before and after of me since the accident:
See that big smile? That’s cause of you Taylor. Thank you. Love you forever @taylorswift