Angel Eaton, an 18-year-old who’s battling a second round of bone cancer, is a big country music fan.
“Music is like her way to cope,” her mother, Kim, told wiat.com. “When she’s had a hard time…when things get really tough, especially with treatment and stuff, she puts her headphones on and she starts listening to music.”
Despite having music as an escape and a support, Angel was sent home on hospice, so things have been, to say the least, very difficult. No matter what way you look at it, cancer sucks.
“Angel is spending every second she’s awake and able with her sister, but those moments are coming less and less,” writes her mom on their Facebook page, Angel’s Warriors. “She is in so much pain and she’s sleeping so much. Her heart is working so hard and she is so tired all of the time. She has some moments where she’s feeling OK and she starts in with her witty comments. Those are the times I live for and I cherish.”
But one day, Kim walked into Angel’s room with the telephone.
“You’ve got a phone call,” Kim said to Angel. “Do you want to talk?”
Angel looked at her, surprised and confused: “Huh?”
“Baby,” Kim said to her daughter, “Florida Georgia Line is on the phone.”
Angel’s eyes got so wide they almost popped out of their sockets. She had a short but sweet conversation with the band, receiving encouragement and love over the phone.
“We don’t have a lot to smile about,” Kim said, but seeing her daughter so happy is exactly what she wants and knows is best for everyone.
“That’s all I care about,” she said.
Watch the phone call below: