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Taylor Swift releases new single "Ronan" to raise money for cancer charities

Taylor Swift debuts her song “Ronan,” a beautiful and heartbreaking ode to a young boy who passed away from cancer. Ronan’s mother, Maya, kept a blog and wrote about his life and battle with the horrible disease. Swift had been following Maya’s blog and wrote this song for Ronan’s family after he passed. Swift credits Maya as a co-writer for the track. Regardless of what your thoughts are on Taylor Swift or her music, I implore you to listen to “Ronan.” It’s extremely touching, gorgeously written, and is proof of Taylor Swift’s empathy and compassion. Pick up her single on iTunes; the proceeds from the single go to cancer charities. Below is the live version, but you can get “Ronan” on iTunes by clicking HERE.