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2013-01-15 at 17:23

Emotional song

By Jeff Labine,
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THUNDER BAY -- Capri Anderson’s song writing and voice is getting some attention on YouTube.

The 12-year-old Bishop Gallagher Senior Elementary School student wrote a song for her mother after she was diagnosed with breast cancer last March after her 40th birthday.

Capri needed to voice her frustration and chose to put it to music with the help of her music teachers.

The song was eventually posted on YouTube after she performed it at the Hope in the City event in October. As of Tuesday afternoon, the video had garnered more than 8,200 views.

“It was a devastating time for me and my family,” she said. “I would come down to my basement whenever I felt upset and I just started writing music. It made me feel a lot better to write. I put down all my anger.”

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She started to write the song in late August, and would have her mother come down once and a while to hear a verse or two.

“It was almost a diary for my mom and me,” she said.

A clear version of the song is expected to be produce soon. Capri hopes her song also inspires other families who are dealing with breast cancer.

Capri’s mother, Nina Ruberto said she bawled the first time she heard the song. Having the song brought her joy as she went through her treatment to beat breast cancer.

Having finished her last round of treatment, she said when she saw her daughter perform at the event that was the first time she realized how much it affected people.

“The words are quite deep and they obviously came from a deep place,” Ruberto said. “I just felt overwhelmed and it took a long time to hear the whole thing. I still have a hard time listening to it. I’m so proud. I can’t believe it and I’m just so happy.”


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sky high says:
I bet that having a wonderful daughter like Capri makes her mother feel a lot better! Good luck to both of you, wish you happiness and good health.
1/15/2013 6:32:24 PM
Sui Generis says:
I've seen the video being passed around facebook, but this is the first time I pressed the play button. I have only two things to say to it.

1. Wow.
2. Can someone pass the kleenex?
1/15/2013 10:10:05 PM
Twocents says:
What an amazing accomplishment for such a young girl! Her song has a tremendous impact on other young children whose families are navigating the rocky waters of diagnosis, surgery, chemo, radiation.....the list goes on. What a strong, brave young lady! Thanks Capri and Nina for sharing your journey and being a motivational influence for all of those facing this same treacherous journey.
1/16/2013 6:27:21 AM
Dontlistentome says:
Nina is such an amazing person herself that it is no wonder her children emulate that. It is so wonderful to see you physically strong again, and getting stronger. Capri's music is a testimony to how writing from the heart can only turn out unbelievable. Best wishes always to you all!
1/16/2013 8:03:29 AM
balancedeyeview says:
This is beautiful! What a great inspiration...with enough hits on you tube and the assistance through social media, maybe you can get Ellen Degeneres' attention!
1/16/2013 11:55:46 AM
carmax says:
Beautiful, truly an angel to create such a beautiful and real song, as a breast cancer surivor and having children, I can truly relate to lyrics, how real they are to me and many other mothers who have been in that same situation.
Thank you for the message of hope!

1/16/2013 12:23:39 PM
downtownie says:
Sell the song to Chantel Kraviasic, add a little Avril Lavigne Emotional style and you will have a hit song.
1/16/2013 1:00:03 PM
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