In the Facebook comments, a woman named Dee Silvernail said that she is Dianna’s mother and McKenna’s grandmother and wrote, “I have not seen a smile on my Daughters face in almost two years.”
“She was diagnosed with Stage 4 Hodgkin’s lymphoma ‘specialty’ a very rare form on Christmas Eve 2013,” the comment reads. “McKenna sings this song to her Mommy EVERYDAY! She is the main reason she fights to live and beat this battle. Thank you for sharing her video, she finds comfort in the support from all who have left loving messages. God Bless you all.
“The bills just keep piling up with no relief in sight,” Dee writes. “I would like to free the financial burden of pushy hospital and doctors’ offices so Dianna can concentrate on beating this demon for her and her baby girl McKenna and family.”
The video, which has been viewed nearly 25 million times, eventually made its way back to McBride herself, who said it was “so touching.”
McBride’s song has become a sort-of anthem of empowerment, as the other month, PS22 Chorus performed a touching rendition of the song for one of their teachers, Adriana Lopez, after she was diagnosed with breast cancer.
Meanwhile, Taylor Swift donated $50K to an 11-year-old fan battling cancer: