A couple of months ago, we shared the story of the incredible teenager battling ovarian cancer. Carly Bevier was just 15 when she got the diagnosis. But giving up was out of the question. The teenager performed a very fitting song at her school. She sang Rachel Platten’s “Fight Song,” and if you are anything like me, you would have needed tissues for the entire performance.
The touching video captured the hearts of many worldwide, even television show host, Ellen. That’s why Ellen invited the youngster on her show to perform the song, but with an unsuspecting surprise.
It was only a year ago. The now 16-year-old was on vacation with her family when her mom spotted an unusual lump on her stomach. After arriving home, doctors diagnosed Carly with ovarian cancer and broke the news that she had a five-pound tumor growing inside her. After removing the tumor, she completed chemotherapy and is now in remission.
The Toledo, Ohio teen explained to Ellen that after hearing Platten’s hit “Fight Song,” she fell in love with it. Motivated by the song’s defiant lyrics, she wanted to make the video to inspire other cancer patients. She said, “The lyrics really correlated with my situation and it can be a song for anyone going through any sort of struggle.”
After talking about her incredible story, Ellen surprised Carly with the chance to perform Fight Song live with Platten. Audience members were visibly brought to tears as Carly and Platten belted, “I’ve still got a lot of fight left in me!”
The American Cancer Society estimates about 21,290 women will receive a new diagnosis of ovarian cancer, and about 14,180 women will die from ovarian cancer. Ovarian cancer ranks fifth in cancer deaths among women, accounting for more deaths than any other cancer of the female reproductive system.
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