America’s Got Talent singer Jane “Nightbirde” Marczewski said she is seeing a “slow miracle” in her fight against breast cancer. The singer, who received national attention after receiving the gold stamp this year from Simon Cowell, previously revealed that she had a 2% chance of survival.
“I wish we got a quicker miracle,” he told CNN’s Chris Cuomo on Tuesday. “It’s happening slowly, bit by bit, day by day. I’m getting a bit better. I got a scan result and a lot of things that were there are gone. And a lot of big things have shrunk in size, so we’re on our way.” .
Here are five takeaways from Nightbirde’s interview:
Global attention is ‘a lot to process’
“It’s a lot to process,” he admitted. “The highest and lowest moments in life happen at the same time with all of this happening in front of millions of people. It is a lot to carry, but it is a great honor.”
She won’t give up treatment
“I feel like life is sometimes like a game of ‘Pick your pain,'” he said. “The pain of continuing or the pain of giving up. The pain of continuing, there is much more uncertainty that way, but I think the pain of giving up is much worse.”
She is grateful for what she has
“I’ve dreamed of singing all my life,” he said. “I think many of us do not realize that we are in the middle of a dream come true. Life is so imperfect and there are so many difficult and unfair things mixed in … I am grateful for what I have.”
She sees life as ‘an honor and a gift’
“Every year I can be around the table with people I love, it is a great honor and a gift,” he said. “He shouldn’t be alive now by the usual statistics. So every year when this moment comes, it is special for the whole family. Every moment we breathe is a miracle and a gift. Most people don’t know what joy it is. waking up in the morning without pain because they have just lived a normal life. But those like me who face death on a day-to-day basis, sometimes I think we are the luckiest because we get to really see the sweetness of life. “
She is writing a new album and singing again.
“I am very proud of what I am writing at the moment. Pain can be a gift because it really takes you to deep places … I am very proud of the things I am working on and my voice is reaching there. Today, in fact, I sang a lot and even though it’s not 100%, I’m so happy to sing and I can’t stop smiling today. “
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This article originally appeared on The Columbus Dispatch – ‘America’s Got Talent’ singer Nightbirde shares an update on breast cancer