There was a time that I worked for an actual print publication. It was a health-and-lifestyle magazine though it was far from the ordinary. Ours was centered on cancer, its survivors, and how to overcome, fight and win against it. They were, for me, very interesting times.
Almost two weeks ago, I shared on my folio blog my experiences working for the mag and some of the insights that I gathered along the way.
So for today, since I am guessing you missed them, I am sharing my stories to you guys as well. Just click on the image and you’ll be good to go 🙂
“During a 2001 episode of VH1 Storytellers, Matchbox 20 vocalist Rob Thomas told the story of how he wrote this song, inspired by a difficult period of his life when his mother was dealing with cancer.” (AboveAndBeyondCancer.org)
“Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)” by Green Day
Not exactly a “cancer song” but it’s beautiful.
“Mission”by Lupe Fiasco
“Chicago rapper Lupe Fiasco describes this song ‘as a track to empower those facing cancer, revere cancer survivors and remember those who have passed to due to cancer related illnesses.’ This song nails the cancer fight in so many ways.” (AboveAndBeyondCancer.org) Rap song has some unwholesome words, though, so just a warning.
“Clouds” by Zach Sobiech
“In early 2013 the world was captivated by the amazing story of Minnesota osteosarcoma patient Zach Sobiech. Zach’s cancer diagnosis…didn’t stop him from writing this beautiful song.” (AboveAndBeyondCancer.org)
“Hope” by Capri Ruberto
I honestly originally did not want to include this here for the simple fact that…it made me cry. But it’s so beautiful! A song written by Capri herself when she was 12 when her mother was diagnosed with cancer….This is the live version that tore my heart: “HOPE” Live.
And now, I saved this for last! I think this is the perfect fight cancer song even though I don’t think it was written for such purpose.