Warning: You may shortly need to go grab that box of tissues from the other room. We cried last October after watching Katy Perry's emotional performance with Jodi DiPiazza, a young girl living with autism, from Comedy Central's "Night of Too Many Stars." Now, Katy Perry's music has inspired another beautiful young girl, 16-year-old Olivia Wise. Living with terminal brain cancer, Wise recently visited a recording studio for the first time to record her own version of Perry's hit "Roar," and to say the words of the song took a whole other meaning ... that's an understatement.
With only a piano accompanying her, hearing Olivia sing that she's a fighter will give you goosebumps. And if that doesn't do it for you, the fact that Katy Perry has responded to the Olivia's video will have tears streaming down your face.
Watch Olivia's inspiring rendition of "Roar" by Katy Perry:
To think, all of this was possible with the help of Olivia's cousin Jeff Kassel, who arranged the recording session with a friend of his. He wanted her to have a once-in-a-lifetime experience, no matter how long her lifetime may be.
Yeah, it's pretty amazing. In Perry's response video, she says, "I love you and a lot of people love you, and that's why your video got to me and moved everybody that saw it ... keep roaring." Man, I just love when celebrities interact with their fans in such a real way. In such a way that makes them know how much they really, really care.
Watch Perry's response here:
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Olivia has a fund set up in her name in support of brain tumor research. Click and donate to the Liv Wise fund today.