4-year-old cancer patient sings 'God Bless America'
Four-year-old cancer patient sings 'God Bless America.'
A 4-year-old cancer patient blew away fans at Boston's Fenway Park on Tuesday night. Darla Holloway was joined by her family to sing "God Bless America" during the seventh-inning stretch, making quite the impression on all in attendance.
Holloway, who was 2 when she was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, was also a part of the Jimmy Fund chorus that performed the national anthem before the game's start.
Prior to the game, Holloway and her mother, Sherelle, spoke with radio station WEEI’s Mut & Merloni as part of a two-day cancer research fundraiser that has generated more than a $1 million.
"She was always tired all the time," Holloway's mother recalled, explaining the circumstances which led to her daughter's diagnosis. "She did gymnastics, she loved it, and it got to the point that even before we went she'd be like, 'Mommy, I'm tired.' We'd just get up from bed, and she'd say, 'I'm tired, I'm sleepy."
Though she may not have felt superb -- Holloway is one year and four months into a two-year treatment -- she certainly sounded it.