CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WSOC/CNN) -- A viral video that shows a husband serenading his wife before her brain surgery is touching hearts across the country.
Newlyweds Ray and Roslyn Singleton are embracing a difficult journey. Roslyn, a Navy veteran, is battling brain cancer -- but she remains hopeful.
“To me, cancer is a blessing, because it’s my way of telling people that no matter what it is, it’s going to be OK,” said Roslyn, of Charlotte, North Carolina.
She said it’s her second battle with cancer. She started to notice something was wrong in 2008 while she was serving in the Navy. Five years later, she received her first diagnosis.
“The first round was more aggressive. The tumor was the size of an orange,” Singleton said.
She was cancer-free by the time she met Ray in 2018 -- but it returned the following year.
“I wasn't expecting for it to come back, because I was young, and I was taking care of myself,” she said. “I don’t eat pork. I was, like, ‘I'm doing good.’”
Ray began using his love for music to encourage his wife before her second brain surgery.
“I was nervous, and I was bored,” he said. “When she comes out, I don’t know if she’ll be able to see this, but I want to make something for her that will make her smile after having her head cut open.”
A video of Ray serenading his wife went viral on Instagram with 17 million views. The song, "Get You," is by Grammy-nominated artist Daniel Caesar.
Caesar’s management team reached out to the couple and invited them to the international music festival Coachella.
“I told my pastor and God in front of a lot of people, I’m with her through sickness and health, and this is just a part of that,” Ray said.