Bergen County, NJ -- (SBWIRE) -- 12/27/2013 -- Anthony Amado, among thousands of others who were touched by the last wish of a young girl. Laney Brown, 8 years old, was stricken with terminal leukemia. Laney’s wish was for country super star Taylor Swift and others to come sing Christmas Carols at Laney’s house.
That is just what happened. On Friday, which was Laney’s birthday, Taylor Swift chatted with Laney on FaceTime. On Saturday night people gathered at Laney’s Pennsylvania home to sing. First there were hundreds of people, soon there were 10,000.
Laney was too weak to come to the window, but could hear the singers outside. Even Santa came to sing to Laney. For Anthony Amado it was beautiful to see someone like Taylor Swift set aside a personal ego agenda to give love and support to a dying young girl. Anthony Amada said everybody should think of others, especially the less fortunate and make it a New Year’s resolution to pay it forward.
About Anthony Amado
Anthony Amado was born and raised in Bergen County, New Jersey. Coming from a large loving family, Anthony has developed a strong sense of determination and compassion for others. Growing up Anthony was in involved in church activities and an elite traveling soccer team. Traveling with the team required teamwork and dedication. It also allowed Anthony the chance to travel abroad and learn about new cultures and people at a young age.
Anthony attended college at Montclair State University, in Montclair, New Jersey. While in college Anthony continued to play colligate soccer. It was in college where Anthony’s strong interest in business and marketing started to grow. Anthony joined an international business fraternity, Alpha Kappa Psi (AKPSI) in college. The organization elected Anthony to the position of pledge class president. Alpha Kappa Psi was founded on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher.
In the professional world, Anthony joined a growing company and has continued to help it grow. To get the business where it is at today, Anthony had to work three jobs at times to make it happen. The hard work and dedication that Anthony developed at a young age has carried through today.