Cancer is a reality for many people, and few have fought harder than 23-year-old Dianna Stanchak. Her four-year-old daughter, McKenna, is her biggest supporter and sings to her mother each day out of love and inspiration.
The pair made a video of her singing, which quickly went viral online after being played on the Ellen show. Ellen invited Dianna and McKenna to appear in person on her show to tell their story. Dianna, who has stage four Hodgkin’s lymphoma, discussed her daily battle with the deadly disease and mentioned that her mother, Dee, is also a source of inspiration to keep on living.
Ellen then presented the pair with a big surprise by asking McKenna to perform the songs she sings to her mom with a special guest: country singer Martina McBride. Mom and daughter wept tears of joy as Martina walked on stage and paired up with McKenna.
The two sang Dianna’s favorite song along with a special tune titled “I’m Gonna Love You Through It” that Martina wrote especially for the families of those fighting cancer. McKenna is a little girl who has had to grow up quickly because of her mother’s healh challenges. It is clear that she is brave and will go the distance with Dianna.