"He memorized the lyrics after three or four times listening to it he sings it in the morning, before bed and during shots he has to get," says Jeremiah Succar's father

By Melody Chiu
Updated September 01, 2015 02:55 PM
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Credit: Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Since being diagnosed with a rare form of cancer in May, 7-year-old Jeremiah Succar has had one tune stuck in his head – Rachel Platten‘s “Fight Song.”

Recently, the singer surprised the little boy at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles after learning through social media about him.

During her visit at the hospital, Jeremiah and Platten sang a flawless duet of his anthem while hanging out in his room.

“Jeremiah loves ‘Fight Song,'” his dad Jerry Succar tells the hospital. “He memorized the lyrics after three or four times listening to it. He used to sing it when he got a lot of headaches, but now he sings it in the morning, before bed and during shots he has to get.”

According to the hospital, Jeremiah was diagnosed with stage-four atypical rhabdoid teratoid, “an aggressive, fast-growing tumor that occurs in the brain and spinal cord,” and just finished his second round of chemotherapy.

After wrapping up the song, Jeremiah had just one question for Platten: “Can I have your autograph?”