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Country star overcomes cancer to write the most touching of songs YouTube

Wade Hayes is more than hits like “On A Good Night” and “Old Enough To Know Better (But Still Too Young To Care).” He’s a man who knows he’s lucky to be here.

Since 2011, Wade has had more important things to worry about than Music Row as he’s had to battle back from Stage IV colon cancer — twice.

Once given only a 12 percent chance to live, surgeries took 20 inches of his intestine, nearly 75 percent of his liver and a section of his diaphragm, but he’s alive.

He’s here, and he’s cancer free.

When his doctor declared him cancer free and said “go live your life,” that resonated and inspired Wade to write a song with the same name. That song sums him up more than any other because Wade knows all too well that life is short, life is beautiful and you never know what tomorrow brings.

For every download of “Go Live Your Life,” Genentech is donating $1 (up to $50,000) to the Colon Cancer Alliance Blue Note Fund, a nonprofit that supports people with advanced colorectal cancer.

Based in Chicago but often in Nashville, Ken Churilla is a contributor for Rare Country. Follow him @KenChurilla and join the conversation @RareCountry.
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