Country music star Darius Rucker has recorded a brand new song "Possibilities," as a means to help raise awareness to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The song was inspired by 12 years old Brennan Simkins who was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in January 2009, just before he turned seven. He has been in remission since February 2011,
The song was written by Brennan's dad, Turner Simkins as a therapy for himself and his family as well as a reminder to remain hopeful when things seem impossible. "It's about gratitude and the gifts we always have, regardless of our circumstances," he says. "It's a song about faith, friends, family and possibilities."
Rucker recorded the song during a one-day session in Memphis, Tenn., with the help of patients at the hospital, and released it as part of a holiday promotion for St. Jude.
"Music is really good at giving people hope to think things are going to get better. That's what this song is all about," Rucker says in the video. "I think a lot of parents, when their kids get sick, hope is so hard to find. When I heard it, I was excited to do it."