A few weeks ago Katy Perry announced a contest with Good Morning America asking schools across the county to submit their own versions of a music video to her new song “Roar” showing off their school spirit.  Hundreds of submissions poured in and she chose the winning school where she would perform a private concert.  A school that I used to work for submitted a video and so I watched a few of them online.  They were inspiring and fun to watch!

Then this morning I saw a different video online that blew them all away.  The Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock filmed their own video.  Not because of a contest.  Simply because they knew that these children know more than anyone what it means to be a survivor.  What it really means to stand up, to fight, to roar. 

As I watched their video tears came to my eyes.  These kids go through so much and are so strong!  I just had to share this video today and ask that as you watch you say a prayer for each child in this video.  For the doctors, nurses and staff who take the time to make these kids smile.  For the parents and families who are right by their little one’s side through it all.  And not just for the ones in this video, but for the thousands of hospitals and children all over the world who fight to survive daily.  As Catholics we talk about being pro-life.  Pro-life is more than being anti-abortion.  It is about encouraging life in all stages for all people.  These kids, despite the difficulties they face, are living.  God bless all the little ones who truly show us what it means to survive, to laugh, to never give up, to “roar”.

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7 thoughts on “ROAR

  1. Lyrics and Chocolate October 23, 2013 at 10:25 am Reply

    I so agree, watching this was very moving! blessings to all those children xxx

  2. rosesnearrunningwaters October 23, 2013 at 11:51 am Reply

    And because there could never be too many of these videos…here’s another one to “Brave” by Sara Bareilles:
    I hope this catches on with more and more hospitals…you can just feel the joy these kids have from doing this and being stars!

  3. wordprocessor October 23, 2013 at 12:51 pm Reply

    Precious. God, bless those children and every child all over the earth! Bring your life and healing in JESUS’ name!

  4. reinkat October 24, 2013 at 2:20 am Reply

    I might not have the faintest idea who Katy Perry is, but the video was wonderful. thanks for sharing it.

    • rosesnearrunningwaters October 24, 2013 at 9:07 am Reply

      Haha thanks! You know I would hear her songs on the radio and a few were catchy but sometimes she just seemed a little over the top or inappropriate but I heard this song and have seen all the positive things it has brought out in people and I hope she realizes what an influence she can have over these young people!

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