|Ronan Thompson (Credit: Maya Thompson/Facebook)|
Kudos for country starlet Taylor Swift who is throwing her creative outlet behind the fight against cancer. Her latest chart-topper is Ronan, a song about a real-life 3-year-old, Ronan Thompson, who died last year after a heartbreaking battle with cancer, sung from the perspective of his mother, Maya Thompson. Nydailynews.com wrote that ’Ronan’ is a touching tribute, written mostly from "Maya Thompson’s own words from her blog, about memories of her son and the pain of losing him." Taylor performed a song she wrote for him, “Ronan,” at Friday night’s Stand Up To Cancer telethon. It was the first time Ronan’s mother, Maya Thompson, had ever heard the tune. “It was very emotional, a lot of tears,” Thompson told the Daily News. “I had a hard time focusing on the words that were coming out of her mouth, because I was focusing on the emotion in her face. “You could see the sadness, and how touched she was.” Thompson’s blog is where Swift learned about Ronan in the first place. Thompson launched RockstarRonan.com after her son was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, and used the blog to chronicle his struggle with the disease and his death in May 2011, three days shy of what would have been his 4th birthday. Watch the performance, HERE!