Friday feel good: A real 'Fight Song' from Dana-Farber

A dose of feel good to kick off your weekend.

The power of music can't be overstated. This is particularly true for a group of kids from the outpatient clinic of Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, the stars of a music video set against Rachel Platten's pop hit, "Fight Song."

The music video captures scenes of pediatric and adult patients in the hospital, some during treatment, while others play, dance and draw. What is truly remarkable about the music video stars is their smiles and strength. The children hold up colored drawings with the words "optimism," "friendship," "fight," "win," "strong," "'No' is not in my vocab," "laugh," and "rockstar."

The idea for the video came from 16-year-old Maddie Carlson of Goffstown, N.H., who is being treated for Ewing sarcoma, according to Eva Bod, 17, of Newton, helped develop the video. She is being treated for Hodgkin's lymphoma.

"I wanted to do something in the clinic that would be fun for me and the kids and give me a reason to get up every morning and go get chemotherapy," said Maddie, according to the report. "People always listen to the song and say it reminds them of me, and it reminds me of all the kids there."

"It does a good job of showing how courage comes in different sizes," Eva added. "I want the hope to be shared."

The video has already surpassed 10,000 views on YouTube.

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