For any child, watching a parent struggle with illness is extremely difficult. But to know it is terminal, is even more heart-wrenching. 14-year-old Evie Clair shared her family’s struggle recently on America’s Got Talent before she sang Christina Perri’s song “Arms”.
“About a year ago, my dad was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer,” Evie tearfully told the judges. “They gave him a five percent chance to live, and he continued working and supporting our family. So tonight I’m here to sing for him… When my dad is having rough days, I sing him this song to make him feel better and give him comfort and strength to continue fighting.”
Despite being overcome with emotion, Evie took Simon Cowell’s encouragement to heart and launched into her performance, with her dad watching from the side stage.
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