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Olivia Wise – a 16 year old champion

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I just supported Tribute Page.  The attached link takes you to a page that spotlights a strong teenager who never let her brain cancer diagnosis bring her down.

Olivia Wise was diagnosed with cancer in 2012.  She and her parents knew that this diagnosis could be a death sentence and even though she fought against the cancer, she never gave in to its antics.

When this young woman received the news that there were no more treatments available to her, she recorded a cover of Katy Perry’s song, “Roar” and on the same day, in that same recording studio in September of this year, she sang a song that she wrote at the age of 11 called, “Simple Girl.”  Both songs are amazing in their import – especially if you consider the fact that Olivia had to struggle for each breath needed to complete each song.  Both songs can be purchased on ITunes at 99 cents each.

The goal of recording “Roar” was that she wanted her family and friends to be left with her voice, singing a song that depicted who she was.  She chose not to be identified as the cancer that ravaged her body.  Olivia wanted people to remember her as a tiger, a fighter, and a champion.  She wanted her loved ones to hear her roar long after she left this earth.

Olivia Wise died Monday, November 25, 2013.

Roar on, Olivia.

A classical flash mob video: Roll over Beethoven!

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A five and a half minute portion of Beethoven’s Ode to Joy performed as a flash mob in Europe.  Please take the time to watch this You Tube video – turn up your speakers – and get ready to feel better about your day.

When I played the video my crazy computer paused the video in several sections.  If that happens to you, simply move the progression of the video up a couple seconds and it’ll continue.