In an effort to inspire her mother who is battling cancer, 4-year-old McKenna sang Martina McBride’s “I’m Gonna Love You Through It”. Only a few seconds after the girl started singing, her mother was immediately brought to tears.
The heartwarming and inspiring moment was filmed and was then shared on the Facebook page of Ellen DeGeneres. More than thousands were eventually touched by the young girl’s act as it quickly reached over 25 million views and was shared more than 461,000 times.
A Facebook user named Dee Silvernail left a beautiful comment. She said, “Ellen DeGeneres, I am the mother and grandmother of these precious girls. I have not seen a smile on my daughters face in almost two years. She was diagnosed with stage 4s Hodgkin lymphoma “specialty” a very rare form on Christmas Eve 2013. McKenna sings this song to her mommy every day! She is the main reason she fights to live and beat this battle. Thank you for sharing her video, she finds comfort in the support from all who have left loving messages. God bless you all.”