Rachel Platten's hit "Fight Song" is for anyone going through a difficult time, but for those struggling with cancer, it's as if the singer wrote it just for them. That's what 16-year-old Caly Bevier of Toledo, OH, said when she listened to the lyrics after being shockingly diagnosed with ovarian cancer last Summer.
So, when Ellen DeGeneres had the teen on her daytime talk show to perform the song as a duet with Platten, tears were expected. What was less expected, however, was the powerful response from parents across the country following the moving performance.
When the clip from yesterday's show was posted to Facebook, it instantly went viral — the video was shared 198,000 times and garnered 290,000 "likes." Among the 15,000 comments were moms and dads sharing photos and stories of their own children's cancer struggles – all of them writing that the song was their child's "fight song" as well.
Click into the post below to read the comments and see the inspiring photos, and then read some of our personal favorites below.
That's my daughters fight song! Diagnosed in April at age 3 with acute lymphoblastic leukemia..She is now 4 – Shanna Dubasoff-Hvidston
God Bless her and i am glad she kicked cancers ugly butt !!! This song is also my Daughters song. My Christmas wish and just everyday wish is that the world is healed of illness and hatred. The middle photo is my youngest Daughter kissing and taking care of her big sister. PRECIOUS – Gena Andrews
My little fighter! We have been fighting three years against Neuroblastoma! Our hospital even made a video to the song! – Holly Ashten Schaub
As for Caly, she's in remission, and we hope all these other beautiful kids with cancer keep up the fight.