Move over, Katy Perry. Here comes Morgan Platt, a 10-year-old girl with cancer from Avon, Conn., who is roaring louder than ever.
She was diagnosed with a brain tumor in June of 2011. During one of her treatments, she took it upon herself to make the music video in hopes of it going viral.
In the past two months, we've seen the staff at the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and University of Minnesota's Amplatz Children's Hospital put together their own viral videos -- once again, celebrating the courage of children who are battling major illnesses.
Platt decided to do one on her own.
With the help of her mom, Kathy, she got the nurses, physicians and other patients and parents involved to produce a heartening and inspiring version of the song.
“It’s these little bursts of greatness for these kids that keep them going,” said mother Kathy Platt. “I’m so proud of Morgan. She’s defying the odds!”
The Hole In The Wall Gang, a New Haven based non-profit that Paul Newman founded in 1988, helped shoot and edit the video.
“When Morgan and her mother contacted our Hospital Outreach Program to help with their vision for this video, we saw it as a great opportunity to shine a similar spotlight on the playful, caring and welcoming atmosphere of Connecticut Children’s,” said Mike Dauphin, the videographer and editor of the “Roar” video.
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