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Children’s hospital shows what Katy Perry’s ‘Roar’ was made for

“Best superhero movie I've ever seen.”


Michelle Jaworski


Posted on Oct 22, 2013   Updated on Jun 1, 2021, 3:41 am CDT

Katy Perry‘s “Roar” works on multiple levels. In her new music video, it’s about surviving extreme circumstances after a plane crash. For the winners of a nationwide contest selected by Perry herself, it’s a matter school pride.

But for the patients at the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (CHaD) in New Hampshire, “Roar” is far more personal anthem. It’s about perseverance and dancing through the pain.

It might be “just another day at CHaD,” but these long-term patients, their families, and the doctors, nurses, and administrators who care for them are fighting battles every day.

Their lipsynced rendition of “Roar” is nothing short of inspiring.

The top YouTube comment sums it up nicely: “Best superhero movie I’ve ever seen.”

Photo via DartmouthHitchcock/YouTube

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*First Published: Oct 22, 2013, 2:12 pm CDT