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Monday Meeting — Fight Song

If you want to talk about the fight of one’s life, it doesn’t get any more real 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 β€” this is a sweet moment.

And we’ve provided lyrics below, in case you’d like to sing along while you watch.

“Fight Song”

Like a small boat
On the ocean
Sending big waves
Into motion
Like how a single word
Can make a heart open
I might only have one match
But I can make an explosion

And all those things I didn’t say
Wrecking balls inside my brain
I will scream them loud tonight
Can you hear my voice this time?

This is my fight song
Take back my life song
Prove I’m alright song
My power’s turned on
Starting right now I’ll be strong
I’ll play my fight song
And I don’t really care if nobody else believes
‘Cause I’ve still got a lot of fight left in me

Losing friends and I’m chasing sleep
Everybody’s worried about me
In too deep
Say I’m in too deep (in too deep)
And it’s been two years
I miss my home
But there’s a fire burning in my bones
Still believe
Yeah, I still believe

And all those things I didn’t say
Wrecking balls inside my brain
I will scream them loud tonight
Can you hear my voice this time?

This is my fight song
Take back my life song
Prove I’m alright song
My power’s turned on
Starting right now I’ll be strong
I’ll play my fight song
And I don’t really care if nobody else believes
‘Cause I’ve still got a lot of fight left in me

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Video from Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles and YouTube.
Lyrics to “Fight Song” property of Rachel Platten/Columbia Records.
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14 thoughts on “Monday Meeting — Fight Song

  1. A soldier, and so was she to connect with him in that way.
    And yes, I found the tissues, how could you not πŸ™‚
    Great share Theresa, compassion should be shared, to show it is not fearful to feel.
    Namaste

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