Last night hubby and I watched a show that we only watch occasionally-America's Got Talent. It was nearing the end of the show and a young high school girl, age 16, came on to sing this song.
Her story is that a year ago, she was diagnosed with Stage 3 Ovarian Cancer and this disease has impacted my family. Eleven years ago, my sister passed away from it after an 8 year battle with multiple surgeries and many rounds of chemo. A year ago, I discovered I had an Ovarian cyst/tumor and faced that awful question of whether I also had it. I am so very thankful that I did not have it; however the unknown was terrifying, especially given the fact that I watched my sister battle through it. I have a dear blogging friend, Kathy at Empty Nest Full Heart who is battling it currently.
As this young high schooler sang, the entire audience gave her a standing ovation. I loved her spirit and was so touched by her; to be fighting for her life at such a young age shows that she truly has a courageous spirit. May she live a long life and defeat the odds.
Cherish every day you are given!