Young cancer patient honors dad through song

June 15, 2008 4:43:38 AM PDT
A little girl fighting cancer chose a unique way to honor her father this Father's Day. Jaslynn Williams, 7, wrote the song "My Daddy, " while being treated for leukemia at the Texas Children's Cancer Center. The hospital has an in-house studio to give kids a creative outlet as they battle their illness. Jasslyn's mother says her daughter is an inspiration to her and a survivor.

"They have such a long wait to wait in the hospital when they come in here for their therapy. And they actually get to have fun and enjoy the studio while they're here," said Jaslynn's mother, Lisa Hughes. "I think that is a good thing."

The music is part of a project called "Purple Songs can Fly." The children's songs are copied on purple CDs and flown around the world by airline pilots.

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