A 7-year-old cancer patient, a guitar and an anthem called “Fight Song” will have you crying while loudly applauding at your work desk this morning -- on second thought, maybe you should go to the bathroom and watch this in private.
Jeremiah Succar had a wish fulfilled recently when singer Rachel Platten visited his hospital room in Los Angeles to sing his favorite song with him.
It's Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and this video says it all. CHLA patient, Jeremiah, has a lot of heart and a lot of fight—thanks in part to his #FightSong! He surprised singer/songwriter Rachel Platten by knowing the lyrics to her hit single by heart. #ccamLearn more about Jeremiah's story: bit.ly/fightsong-blog Posted by Children's Hospital Los Angeles on Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Succar, who suffers from stage 4 atypical rhabdoid teratoid, “an aggressive, fast-growing tumor that occurs in the brain and spinal cord,” is a patient at the Children's Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases in Los Angeles, according to the hospital's blog.
Succar uses Platten's “Fight Song” as his anthem to help him deal with the struggles that come with being a cancer patient.
Jeremiah's father, Jerry Succar, told the Children's Hospital blog,
Jeremiah loves 'Fight Song' -- he memorized the lyrics after three or four times of listening to it. He used to sing it when he got a lot of headaches, but now he sings it in the morning, before bed and during shots he has to get.
#RachelMeetJeremiah, a hashtag started in order to try and bring Jeremiah's favorite singer to visit him, went viral among a large group of family and friends before eventually gaining the attention of Platten herself.
Mashable reports the video was actually recorded a few weeks ago, and the hospital waited to upload it until September in order to mark the start of a month geared toward raising awareness about childhood cancers.
Fight on, Jeremiah!