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Cancer Survivors' Choir Brings Room To Tears -- And Teaches An Unexpected Lesson

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An "Unexpected Choir" comprised of 12 laryngectomy patients recovering from cancer performed heart-wrenching renditions of the Beatles' "All You Need is Love" and "She Loves You" at the São Paulo Museum of Art. The group, organized by the A.C. Camargo Cancer Center in Brazil, sought to raise awareness of the dangers of smoking, delivering a moving performance that brought the audience to their feet.

The surprised audience was actually waiting for the São Paulo University choir, ad agency JWT Brazil writes on the YouTube video description. Not surprisingly, viewers were visibly stunned when the group of speech-impaired individuals took the stage. Accompanied by an audiologist from the cancer center, the choir, comprised of singers 60-years-old and up, eventually drew a resounding applause and a few tears as they warned of the effects of serious cigarette use.