4-year-old cancer patient 'blesses' Fenway with song
BOSTON (WHDH) -- Four-year-old, Darla Holloway took the field with her family during the 7th inning stretch at Fenway Park Tuesday night and her unforgettable rendition of "God bless America" had everyone cheering her on.
Darla has an acute form of leukemia and performed as part of the Jimmy Fund junior choir.
“I was amazed. Just happy she went through with it and came through. We were practicing it every day, so she's doing good. She enjoys it singing it. She doesn't want me to sing it. I practice with her and she's like, ‘no, mommy. I'll do it myself,’” said Darla’s mother, Sherelle Holloway.
Everyone was moved by this little girl's brave performance.
“It was awesome. It was great. I think everyone had chills,” said Dustin Pedroia, Red Sox second baseman. “It was great. Yeah, it was great. I think the whole stadium, everyone felt it. It was pretty special.”
“To see, you know, someone who's dealing with something you would think is pretty tragic, to have the wherewithal and the composure to sing a long like that, I’m sure everyone in the ballpark was touched including everybody in our dugout,” said John Farrell, Red Sox Manager.
This was all part of the Jimmy Fund and part of the radio-a-thon that's going on right now. So far they've raised nearly $1.8 million.