Country Music Singer, Heather Taylor, At
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The Country Music Planet presents Heather Taylor, a country music singer & country music songwriter. Read all about Heather and her story of survival!
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Heather Taylor is an independent singer and songwriter.
September of 1998, just a month before her 29th
birthday, Heather's career was faced with a personal
battle. Her career and life were put on hold when she was told that she
had mass tumors in her lung; and, more than likely, there was no surgery for
her. Two years later, Heather
lived to tell her story of her own personal war. She
has written a song that she strongly believes saved her life. The grass
is greener, the sky is blue, pink, purple and more amazing
than she remembers it ever being. Please read
Heather's story in her own words.
This web page was created to tell the world
about a young lady whose story needs to be told. It is an extreme pleasure on
the part of all involved with "The Country Music Planet" to bring to the attention of all our web site visitors the
true story of HEATHER TAYLOR. Thank you in advance for
visiting Heather's site.
Heather & "The War"
The story in Heather's own words:
It all started in 1992 when I was diagnosed with what doctors referred to as a fluke tumor in my groin. The tumor was removed and I was sent home. They said I would never get it again. They were wrong.
Diagnosis, Surgery and Treatment:
While working in my kitchen, September of 1998, I developed a backache. The
next day, I was also having trouble breathing so I went to a walk-in clinic
to see if they could give me something to make me more comfortable. The
doctor, thinking I might have pneumonia, did a lung x-ray and seemed puzzled
as she looked at it. I told her that I had cancer six years before, and she
immediately sent me for a CT scan. The CT scan showed a mass of tumors on
my lung. The doctors didn't think there was a surgery as there was a
widespread mass of tumors. The oncologist, Dr. Wheelock, heard of a surgical
procedure known as "cherry picking" where they actually pluck the
tumors from the lung.
It was in February 1999 that I made an appointment with my writing partner, friend and mentor, Mark Oliverius. I told him about the song idea I had, "The War". I talked about the people I met at "Gilda's Club". There were so many survivors. I was one of them now. We were survivors because we fought the battle, and that was the only way to win the war. These words saved my life and I needed to share them. We wrote "The War" that day.
I sang "The War" at a Gilda's Club Talent Night. It was the first
time many of my Gilda's friends had heard it. There were a lot of tears. I was
approached by many people asking for a copy. I was honored that so many
people found strength in the words to my song. These were the very words
that saved my life. I made copies and gave to everyone that asked for one.
Where Do I Go From Here?:
These days success to me is measured much differently than it was a few years ago. I'm writing again but with a new attitude. I'm not focusing on commercial so much as I am "real". I'm going to keep writing songs and plugging "The War" until we get that big cut! I've been advised not to give up ½ of my royalties on the song when it's recorded. I don't have a problem with giving ½ to Gilda's Club. It's my turn now to give back to Gilda's and others. I survived for a reason. Maybe God wants me to be a voice. Maybe I was given this challenge to show that people can survive if they have the will to live. I survived and now it's my turn to give.
For a copy of "The War" please write to:
Donations for Gilda's Club can be mailed directly to:
Gilda's Club Nashville
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