The power of a song

Bake sales, walks, runs, spaghetti dinners, raffles, auctions — all of these have been used by people to raise money to help support family members, friends and neighbors with cancer. In the U.K., two musicians are using their talents to help fund a young girl’s trip to the United States for Proton Therapy.

“Chasing Rainbows” is a song written by Jay Mya that has climbed the independent records charts in the U.K. The song, and a video featuring Mya and Jason Quainoo, is dedicated to Ebonie Webb, 3, who has a malignant brain tumor that has left her visually impaired. According to Ebonie’s website Ebonie underwent chemotherapy, and her cancer went into remission. Unfortunately, the cancer returned, and additional treatment has not been successful. Ebonie’s family would like to bring their daughter to the United States for proton therapy.

Writing the song and uploading the music video was done in a week, Mya writes on the video’s YouTube page. “We don’t have enough time for perfection. It’s all about getting little Ebonie the money she deserves ASAP.” All proceeds from “Chasing Rainbows” will go toward funding proton beam treatment for Ebonie in the United States. The song is available for download on iTunes®.