Kids Fighting Cancer at Seattle Hospital Sing Kelly Clarkson's "Stronger" [Video]
The patients and staff of the Seattle Children's Hospital hematology oncology unit shared their strength in a moving music video that's making the rounds on the Internet.
Lip-syncing and dancing to Kelly Clarkson's hit single "Stronger," these brave little ones show their courage in the face of cancer - proving that as the song goes, "what doesn't kill you makes you stronger."
According to the hospital’s blog “On the Pulse,” the project came about thanks to 22-year-old Chris Rumble, who found out he had leukemia in April.
“The diagnosis hit me like a brick wall,” he said in a post about making the video. “I was really worried about playing hockey again but I didn’t have time to be sad because everything just happened so fast.”
He wanted to thank his old hockey teammates for a video they’d sent him on his birthday. “I’m everyone’s big brother and I have a lot of friends here at Seattle Children’s,” Rumble said. “I wanted to make a video to send back to my team and I thought what better way to do it than with the kids on my floor.”
But he did much more than that. People everywhere are falling in love with the inspiring footage. In fact, Clarkson herself shared the video on her Twitter account late Tuesday night.
"Oh my goodness y'all have to see this! It's beautiful!” she wrote. “I can't wait to visit these kids and nurses!"
Check out the video below (and make sure you have tissues handy):
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