Saturday, March 17, 2012

Brave, Beautiful Brooke

Over the past 8 months or so, I have the pleasure of knowing Brooke Shockley, a beautiful teenager with Osteosarcoma.



I met Brooke at the Ronald McDonald House and she is one of the most mature, positive teenagers I have ever known.  She truly does choose joy, even though she is going through more than her share of trials right now.  To know her is to love her, and boy does everyone at RMH love her!!  I can't wait to see her again at the 5k next month.

A few months ago, an organization called Music Is Medicine (run by two incredible teenagers, I might add!!) arranged for Drew Seeley to write a song just for Brooke.  He actually came and performed it at JHH for Brooke and some of the other patients there, and the song just came out on iTunes.  All proceeds go to Pediatric Cancer Research at JHH, and it's all because of Brave, Beautiful Brooke!

You can hear the song and "get to know" Brooke a little through the video below.  But I'd encourage you to buy the song on iTunes to support kids like Brooke!

1 comment:

Raelyn said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day, Julie!! ;)