Rise As One – An Anthem for a Cancer Patient

By Lilla Sheil


What does metastatic cancer have to do with KPOP, and more specifically with TVXQ?

In 2013 I was diagnosed with stage 3 Inflammatory Breast Cancer. I had a lumpectomy and then immediately afterward had a mastectomy when the margins on the pathology report came back with more cancer. All of my lymph nodes under my arm and neck were removed, and I underwent 96 sessions of chemotherapy and 4 months of radiation. I have radiation burn scars on my chest and neck.

Then this year in May 2015 I discovered more Barrett’s syndrome, esophageal cancer and had 90% of my stomach removed and my esophagus treated. Two months later, I was diagnosed with uterine cancer and will have a hysterectomy in September 2015.

How does one emotionally battle with cancer?

For me, along with the power of prayer and strong will, one must remain positive and remove any negativity from your sphere of influence.

Rise as One is a solo by Max Changmin, from the Rise As God, TVXQ’s KPOP album released July 20, 2015. The song itself is motivational, inspirational and an anthem to rise up! I share my personal story as a cancer patient, and hope to inspire others battling cancer to give them strength and empowerment to keep fighting!

Official Music Video – Rise as One by Max Changmin

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