Truly Brave Video


Photo Credit: Today Show

The Truly Brave video is Hoda Kotb‘s contribution to the NBC Today Show’s Shine A Light program, where each anchor selected a worthy cause to support throughout the year. Hoda, a breast cancer survivor herself, chose to lift the spirits of children with cancer and raise money for pediatric cancer.

In know first-hand cancer is unbelievably tough to endure as an adult, yet I can’t fathom what it must be like for a child and their parents to battle this beast. Koda shared: “It just so happens that several years ago the TODAY Show sent me to a children’s cancer hospital for a series of stories.  I was frozen at the door… did not want to walk inside. I guess I was just afraid to see so much pain. But with one glimpse of the first child I saw there, another feeling washed over me. I was feeling hopeful, almost joyful!”

“I want to do everything I can to prevent cancer from taking these young lives.  I’m not a doctor.  I’m not a nurse, but I want to do what I can. To lift their spirits and help these kids heal!” ~ Hoda Kotb

Pitching in to help with the fight was Cyndi Lauper and Sara Bareilles who collaborated on the song Truly Brave and helped create this amazing video to create awareness for pediatric cancer and raise money for cancer research through the American Cancer Society. Please take a few minutes (four actually) to watch the video and then make a donation using this link. All proceeds raise go directly to grants for pediatric cancer research.  Together, we can help prevent this disease from taking more young lives.

I don’t know who could watch this video and listen to the words of the song, Truly Brave, and not be moved to tears. But what I want is the Leveraging Life community to do is step up and join this fight by making a donation! Let your heart guide your wallet and share some of what you have been blessed with.

Truth be told cancer is something which has touched most of our lives, and none of us want to face or have family members fight the beast cancer truly is. But I cannot honestly look at the faces of these beautiful children in this video and not step up to do my part to donate and share this story and the video to help prevent cancer taking the life anyone’s child.


Join the discussion: Please take a minute to leave a comment below about your favorite part of the video (for me it’s smiles when the kids get lost in the fun and forget where they are) and take a minute to use the buttons at the bottom or top of this post to share what you have read here on Facebook, Twitter, Pintrest, and LinkedIn this will help spread the word!

Thank you for visiting Leveraging Life and God Bless!

~ Tom

trusting God period! 

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