FAMILY & PARENTING

1,500 College Students Sing Together For A 6-Year-Old Boy Battling Leukemia

by Allyson Souza
Ally is a born-and-bred Jersey Girl who studied English and Journalism at Rutgers University. In her free time, she spends too much money on food, continues the endless search for her next favorite book, and fails to use her gym membership on a daily basis. She comes from a huge, crazy family that sells Fish & Chips for a living and she wouldn’t have it any other way.

When a child gets diagnosed with cancer, it truly is unimaginable. Not only for the parents, but for friends, family, and even acquaintances.

There’s something so innocent about children that when something bad happens to them, it seems to have a ripple effect of sadness that reaches all around them.

This sadness leads to a desire to help, and creates an environment where people step up and do all that they can to bring a smile to the face of a sick child.

That little piece of sunshine can come in the form of a comfort dog, as so many kids experience when spending time in the hospital, or maybe something a little bit bigger.

Take this construction site turned into a life-size game of Where’s Waldo? for example. This came about when a building across the street from the hospital was being worked on and one of the workers thought that it would be nice for the kids to have something to do all day. It was a huge success!

For 6-year-old Christian Parchman, his act of kindness came in the form of 1,500 college students, all of whom belong to Greek life, serenading him with a personalized song.

The non-profit organization Songs of Love created a personalized song for Parchman. The organization, whose mission is to lift the spirits of children suffering from traumatic diseases through song, writes unique lyrics based solely on that particular child’s interests.

If this sounds like a beautiful moment, that’s because it truly was.

See for yourself in the video below!

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