Video of cancer patients singing Kelly Clarkson’s hit song Stronger goes viral
A video of young cancer patients in the United States singing Kelly Clarkson's pop hit What Doesn't Kill You – Stronger has gone viral on YouTube, with over 1.6 million views to date.
Numerous different kids from Seattle Children's Hospital appear on the online clip alongside their friends, family, medical staff and supporters.
The video is uplifting and inspirational and may brighten up your day – watching the young patients sing along with smiles on their faces has a way of putting things in perspective.
Some of the lyrics include: "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger, stand a little taller, doesn't mean I'm lonely when I'm alone. What doesn't kill you makes a fighter, footsteps even lighter, doesn't mean I'm over cause you're gone."
The idea for the video was formed by one of the patients, 22-year-old Chris Rumble who was recently diagnosed with Leukaemia.
He said he wanted to share their experience with everyone else and show that they are strong – as well as give the other patients a boost.
"It was not only good to see the kids happy, but it was also great to see how their parents were so happy as they watched their kids just being kids – dancing, singing and having fun," he explained on the hospital's blog.
The Seattle Children's Research Institute is one of the leading paediatric research centres in the United States and is a good source of original content, information and breakthroughs about children's health.
Now that the video has gone viral, so too has awareness of their work – they have posted the clip on their blog and are calling for people to donate to the cancer cause.
Kelly Clarkson responded to the video on Twitter and even filmed a personal expression of gratitude – she has plans to visit the centre sometime soon.
"It made my day. I know it's making everybody else's day online," she said, "Everybody's been watching it and everybody's been talking about it."
Posted by Jess O'Connor