Friday, July 28, 2017

A woman has chemo in the morning, then goes to a Garth Brooks concert

And something amazing happens:
Theresa Shaw, who was battling stage 3 breast cancer, attended the concert that night, but earlier that day she had chemotherapy. If that’s not dedication, then I don’t know what is.
What makes this even more astonishing is that at the concert, Garth himself noticed a sign she was holding which read “Chemo this morning, Garth tonight enjoying the dance“. He then quickly stepped off the stage to meet Theresa, and continue his performance directly to her; to top it off he even gave her his guitar.
You will have to click through to watch the video of the moment, but if you don't get at least a little misty then we can't be friends.  The video shows how Brooks saw her sign and had security bring her to the very front by the stage.  His words after the song was done is inspirational.

Hat tip to Chris Lynch, who finds the coolest stuff.

My own thoughts about this song from a few years back are here.


Old NFO said...


Tom Lindsay said...

My chemo killed my immune system (on purpose) so I couldn't go out in public for a long time. But I did go see Greg Allman and ZZ top, 4 months later. I wore a mask most of the time.

Wolfman said...

A good family friend's husband died suddenly of liver cancer, about 20 years ago now. They weren't married that long, in the grand scheme, maybe 10 years or so. This is the song that she chose to play at his funeral. Her face is the only thing I will ever be able to picture when I hear it. Damn dusty around here.

Will said...

He stated some years ago that "the Dance" was his favorite song he performs. It moves him the most.

Found some background on it:

BTW, when I did a search for Garth Brooks, to see if he wrote it, "The Dance" came up as response #5.