You Won’t Feel Down About Anything if You Watch This Happy Girl

You think you've got problems? This child is seven, she's fighting cancer — and she's not giving up

by HealthZette Staff | Updated 17 Jul 2017 at 12:36 PM

We’ve all got problems. Health issues. Job loss. A love life that’s headed south. Money woes. Loneliness. It goes on and on.

Yet a young girl who is fighting for her life against neuroblastoma has been winning the hearts of scores of people with her dance moves — “after a video of her rocking out to Earth, Wind & Fire’s ‘September’ was posted on Facebook,” as Fox News noted.

"This!!! This is how you battle Cancer!" a July 6 post on the Pray for Piper Facebook page read. "This is a great example of #BeatingThis. Love Piper and Love This Video of her enjoying Life Sooooooo Much!!!"

Fighting through the hard times with joy and hope (source:

Piper Lively — such an apt name! — is fighting for her life at Houston's Texas Children's Hospital. She's a first-grader at Black Elementary School; a Pray for Piper Facebook page reveals she has been in and out of the hospital since February for a variety of tests, procedures and surgeries.

The original video featuring Piper has been viewed more than 39,000 times, noted Fox News, with hundreds of people posting comments and over 1,000 people sharing it with their friends and family on their own Facebook pages.

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The Facebook post, originally shared by a family friend of the little girl's, said she'd felt sick that morning, "but had improved enough to spend time jamming to her favorite tunes at Texas Children’s Hospital," noted Fox.

The Facebook page explains that this spirited little girl was admitted on July 5 to Texas Children’s "for what is hoped to be her final round of chemotherapy."

She has two bone marrow transplants in her future, in the hopes of curing her cancer. Pray for Piper!

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