Musical Monday: Truly Brave

Truly Brave

Happy Monday everyone! A dear friend of mine sent me this music video and it truly warmed my heart. NBC Today co-host Hoda Kotb, a cancer survivor, is helping to raise money to fight pediatitric cancer for NBC’s Shine a Light campaign. She teamed up with Sara Bareilles and Cyndi Lauper to create a mash-up of these artists’ repsective hits, “Brave” and “True Colors.” The result is this amazing song and music video, “Truly Brave”!

The video takes place is a pediatric cancer ward and features young, but TRULY BRAVE cancer patients from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. While a song as amazing as this one doesn’t cure cancer, it is definitely a Silver Lining because it does lift the spirit. Having worked in pediatric hospice (yes, I worked with dying children), I know all too well how important even the teeniest of Silver Linings. Check it out…but grab a box of kleenex first!

Truly Brave by Sara Bareilles and Cyndi Lauper


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  1. Laurabeth says

    What a beautiful video. I love the connection between light and bravery, as well as the understanding that joy can be present in the most challenging of situations.