A singer of a popular song got invited to her fan's bedside. Her song took on a whole new meaning.
Rachel Platten's power anthem has been everywhere this summer, but this is the most poignant rendition around.
If you want to talk about the fight of one's life, it doesn't get any realer than childhood cancer.
Jeremiah is 7 and being treated at Children's Hospital of Los Angeles for an aggressive cancer of the brain and spinal cord. Ever since he was diagnosed in May, he's leaned on "Fight Song" by pop newcomer Rachel Platten to get him through the tough days. With hope in their hearts, Jeremiah's parents started a #RachelMeetJeremiah campaign on Instagram. And as luck would have it, their messages got to her.
Rachel wrote the song when she was going through a particularly difficult time in her life. Sweetyhigh interviewed her in March, and she shared this:
"I wrote 'Fight Song' when I was at a crossroad in my life: on the outside there was a lot of hard stuff going on and a lot of reasons to give up on myself ... but through writing the song, I made the decision to not listen to that small mean voice that was telling me I wasn't good enough. I decided to keep believing in myself no matter what."
So when she heard what it meant to a young boy braving the biggest fight of his life, she trekked over to Children's Hospital and did a duet with the tenacious Jeremiah. Grab a Kleenex — this is a sweet moment.
And we've provided lyrics below the video, in case you'd like to sing along while you watch.
This one is too powerful to keep to yourself! Let's all celebrate the resilience and spirit of kids like Jeremiah.