PHOENIX (KSAZ) - An eight-year-old girl is still in the hospital, after an explosion badly burned her.
After several surgeries, the girl has been placed in a medically-induced coma. While she is recovering, she is sad she will miss the upcoming Taylor Swift concert, scheduled to take place on May 8 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale.
"She's very homesick," said Lilly McCune, Isabella's mother. "After six-and-a-half weeks, she is so desperate to go home."
McCune says it has been a tough road for her daughter, who suffered burns on over 50% of her body, during a backyard barbecue accident on St. Patrick's Day.
"She is in pain every day, every minute of every day, and that is the most difficult part for us to see," said McCune.
Through all of that excruciating pain, however, Isabella manages to get through every single day with a smile on her face.
"She said you never know who is walking by the room and looking at me, and maybe they are having a worse day than I am, so I want to encourage them and let them know that it's OK," said McCune.
There are two things that help Isabella get through the day.
"She is very artistic, and so she loves to do arts and crafts, and she has been painting," said McCune.
In addition, Isabella finds comfort in the music of Taylor Swift.
"She finds comfort im Taylor's music, and nurses have been very kind to put a boombox in her dressing change room, and she jams to the music," said McCune.
Now, there is an ongoing online social media push to try and get the singer to pay the girl a special visit.