Young Leukemia Patient Sings 'God Bless America’

By Camille H, Parent Herald August 29, 02:06 pm

A four-year old who was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia two years ago joined the Jimmy Fund Chorus on Tuesday night to sing the national anthem, the Boston Red Sox MLB reported.

The young girl, Darla Holloway was accompanied by her mother, Sherelle as she sang "God Bless America" during the seventh-inning stretch of the Red Sox Orioles game at Fenway Park.

"It's songs of happiness," said Sherelle Holloway in a pregame radio interview with EEI.

"I'm happy, she's happy now. She likes singing, too. It's something to take your mind off what's going on," she further stated.

Two years ago, Darla Holloway was recovering from a cold when her mother decided to take her to the doctor for fear that she may be suffering from an ear infection.

The tests revealed that "basically, they told me that her counts were so low that her organs were getting ready to get shut down. I wanted to get a second opinion and they were like, you don't have time for that," she said.

The doctors discovered that Darla was suffering from a form of blood cancer and administered a blood transfusion and transferred Darla to a children's hospital, the Boston Red Sox reported.

The family has been working with the Jimmy Fund for most of Darla's treatment. 

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