Lyrics from the Heart
When we heard the words, ' Your son has leukemia,' my husband and I felt as if our world was crashing to pieces. As parents we wished we could trade places with our six year old son and let this disease take us and not our baby. In my mind I thought, everyone that I have known to have cancer has died. As a singer/songwriter I felt compelled to share our story with other families who learn of their child's devastating diagnosis. Our son is now 9 years old, and doing incredibly well. He will complete his 3 year chemo treatment in March of 2011. I wish I could say it ends there, but we will remain positive and vision our three son's growing up and never facing this beast again. The only way I felt I could share a message of hope with other families is through writing music and recording this CD. The brilliant musicians played my songs and brought the music to life in a way I could never have imagined. I had the most amazing opportunity to team up and co- write a song with a beautiful mom and singer Laurel McAdoo. Laurel's son was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumer at the age of 3. He and his twin brother are both age 7 and doing so well. This beautifully produced CD offers a message of strength, love, encouragement, and hope. All proceeds from the sale of this CD go directly to the Lyrics from the Heart Fund. Our mission is to distribute this CD to various children's hospitals throughout the United States, so that they can be given to families as a gift while their child is undergoing treatment. A simple message of hope can be so monumental to a families in need of encouraging words. 'I'll wrap my arms around you from a distance, And tell you we've heard these words too....'- When You Baby Smiles With Love, Nancy Donnelly.