An 11-year-old girl is singing her heart out to raise awareness for brain cancer.
Morgan Platt’s family said she’s been fighting an aggressive form of it for four years.
When Eyewitness News spoke with her, she was all smiles and excited to perform her new favorite tune.
“The words inspire me,” she said.
The sixth grader has been living with brain cancer for several years.
“[She] was a perfectly healthy child four years ago until one night she woke up having a seizure,” said Kathy Platt, Morgan’s mother. “We went directly to [Connecticut Children’s Medical Center] and discovered that she was diagnosed with a brain tumor."
Since then, Morgan has taken on a barrage of chemotherapy, radiation and surgeries. The whole time, she had a positive outlook, according to her mother.
Morgan attributed that outlook to her mom.
Jennifer Pace of the Connecticut Brain Tumor Alliance, said Morgan wanted to make a music video to Rachel Platten’s “Fight Song.”
Morgan said the song has become her mantra.
"She wanted to film a video to the song to really tell the world her story and show how much she's fighting,” Pace said.
While Morgan was a little shy in front of an Eyewitness News camera, she quickly turned on the charm and moves for the song.
The video isn’t her first appearance.
In 2013, she made a music video to Katy Perry’s “Roar” that achieves just over 139,000 hits on YouTube.
Just like then, dozens of her friends, supporters and other survivors were there on Wednesday. They literally backed her up as her mother said they’ve been doing all along.
“[It’s] something we hope that no one else experiences,” Kathy Platt said. “But there have been so many gifts from it and most importantly the friends and the support."
Once the music video is complete, Eyewitness News will share it.
Morgan and her mother said they plan on seeing Platten in concert next week.
The Connecticut Brain Tumor Alliance said it is hosting a fundraiser on Aug. 1 to help support patients like Morgan. It's called a "Night of Hope" and it's happening at the Rosedale Farms & Vineyards in Simsbury. Tickets are $175 per person and doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Details can be found at ctbta.org.
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