This 10-year-old with a brain tumor will make you ‘Roar’

Move over, Batkid. There’s a new superhero on the scene.


Austin Powell


Published Nov 17, 2013   Updated Jun 1, 2021, 1:44 am CDT

Move over, Batkid. There’s a new superhero on the scene.

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Morgan Platt is a 10-year-old who was diagnosed with a brain tumor in June of 2011. But she hasn’t let her condition dim her personal spark and ambition.

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Platt absolutely radiates in this lipsynced rendition of Katy Perry’s “Roar.” It was filmed at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, a pediatric hospital that serves more than 15,000 children annually, and features dozens of patients and staff members banding together a rare moment of laughter and joy.

This isn’t the first time that Perry’s single has been turned into an inspiring rallying cry at a children’s center. But it’s a fitting reminder of the power of pop music, to transcend and inspire, to help us sing through even the most trying circumstances.

These kids really are champions.

Screengrab via YouTube

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*First Published: Nov 17, 2013, 7:24 pm CST