One of the things I’ve talked about since this blog began is Rockstar Ronan, the beautiful little boy who died last year of neuroblastoma. In fact, his mom’s blog is one of the things that got me onto WordPress in the first place. I followed his journey daily, and then when he died, I cried along with the hundreds of other followers that have lived his story through his mama’s words. I still check in on his mama’s blog occasionally, and I follow The Ronan Thompson Foundation on facebook.
This morning, I awoke to the most beautiful posting on facebook. Tonight there is a special TV telethon airing that is dedicated to raising cancer awareness and funds for cancer research. It is called Stand Up To Cancer and there are countless celebrities that will be performing during this telethon. But… a huge lump wells up in my throat as I type this… Taylor Swift has written a new song, just for baby Ronan. She titled it “Ronan” and she is singing it tonight on the telethon, for the first time ever. For that sweet baby boy. For his grieving mama. For his brothers that lost their sibling. For all the hundreds of thousands of children who fight the disgusting monster in the night known as cancer. For everyone.
You can find the article about the telethon and Taylor Swift here.
His mom said once that when this was all over, she was going to do something big. Something HUGE. Like get Pearl Jam in concert. I’m summarizing here; it was something about Pearl Jam and I’m not taking the time to go scour the blog to find out specifically what she said. It’s irrelevant. The point is, MY GOD, look what she’s done. Her beautiful baby boy is creating MAD AWARENESS. His name will forever be known. His story will forever bring awareness.
Thank you, Taylor Swift, and bless you, for being such an angel.
And Maya, if you’re reading this, Don’t Stop Believing.
My heart is heavy, and full, with love today. There is so much good in this world.