7-year-old fights disease with karaoke

Posted at 11:36 PM, May 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-17 23:36:26-04

Audrey Nethery is quickly becoming an Internet sensation. The videos of her singing and dancing online have garnered thousands of views and fans. She already has a million Facebook followers. 

It's all about creating awareness. This 7-year-old has Diamond-Blackfan anemia -- a disease that affects her bone marrow and causes a shortage of blood cells. As a result, her body displays physical abnormalities. 

Nethery doesn't let her disease stop her. She says she began singing because she was inspired by Taylor Swift.

"I just thought I would start singing to maybe put a little passion and spirit in me so I could fight off my disease," she said.

And it's working. She met Taylor Swift, she performed on stage at the International Zumba Convention and she's even appeared on Rachael Ray's show twice. No matter what the state of her health is, she still tries to live life to the fullest.

"You just have to take a breath and say I can do this," Nethery said, "and then you go out there and then you just do it." 

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