I Hear You, Girl

By now, all of you know of my love for a good cover song. Well, I am also a sucker for stories of those who persevere despite extreme difficulties. Here is a post about both. My wife shared this video with me a couple of years ago and I just keep going back to it.

Disclaimer: It’s a Katy Perry song, just not sung by Katy Perry.

Olivia Wise was a teenage girl who was suffering from an inoperable brain tumor. Despite the knowledge that there was nothing they could do with this tumor, she refused to let it kill her spirit.

This video helped raise over $77,000 that went to the Liv Wise Foundation that was set up by her family to help in brain stem research. What a strong testament to perseverance, not only on her part, but also on the part of her family.

Olivia died peacefully in her home on  Monday, November 25, 2013 and most of the world didn’t even know her.

In a world that is so loud, most of our voices get drowned out by the noise. For this small voice, that is not the case.

I hear you loud and clear girl. Life may be strange and hard to navigate but it is worth the struggle and you knew that. Thank you, Olivia, for the reminder of what we have.

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