A happy news story today guaranteed to make you smile.
16-year old Calysta Bevier is not just a typical teenager. She is also a stage 3 ovarian cancer survivor. On America's Got Talent Tuesday night, Calysta performed a beautiful rendition of Rachel Platten’s “Fight Song” on America's Got Talent, winning not only a standing ovation from the audience, but also the coveted Gold Buzzer coup from none other than Simon Cowell.
Calysta was diagnosed with ovarian cancer a year ago after her mother noticed a lump on her stomach. The inspirational teen credits listening to music and singing helped through her battle with the disease. “Singing makes me feel happy. That’s really the only word I can fit to — singing. And on August 28, they told me I was in remission,” said Bevier, adding “That kinda motivated me to want to do more with singing.”
"I kinda came here today to show people that no matter what you've gone through, to keep chasing your dreams," Bevier explained before she started to sing.After her powerful performance, judge Simon Cowell told Calysta, "I love everything about you. I just had this feeling when you walked out, I can't explain it -- just your spirit, the choice of song, your voice. I think you're really special."
Then he hit the Golden Buzzer to send Calysta straight through to the live semi-finals.
And our hearts got warmer and fuzzier.