Moray’s online community has gone wild over a song written and published by an Elgin singer/songwriter as a tribute to her boyfriend as he fights cancer.
Following insideMoray’s story on Wednesday that former Elgin Academy pupil Lilian MacDonald had pre-released her tribute song ‘Never be Alone’ on iTunes people in Moray rallied to her cause – with the story ‘going viral’ on social media network Facebook.
With a local audience now captivated by the talented 17-year-old’s chart bid to raise funding for research into Leukaemia and Lymphoma research, people throughout Scotland and beyond are expected to follow suit.
Her story on Facebook reached out to 100,000 people within hours of it being published on insideMoray – with Lilian now set to appear on national television as well as local and national news media.
Lilian was moved to write her tribute when boyfriend Keiran was diagnosed with leukaemia last year. Keiran recently completed a period of intense treatment and is now in the ‘maintenance’ phase, meaning that a period of consolidation therapy can be provided.
A spokesman for Cancer UK explained: “This is a period where the leukemia has remained in remission after induction and consolidation – during the first months of this period most treatments will include periods of further intensified treatment. The total duration of therapy can last for anything from two to three years.”
The song pre-released by Lilian is the result of months of hard work to bring it to the public – but has drawn immediate and heart-felt universal praise. Currently it is on the edge of entering the iTunes top 50, settling at 51st place in the UK national chart overnight.