Closer Weekly

Paying It Forward!

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A young singer who beat cancer helps others face the same challenges.

At age 12, Falyn Vega of Jackson, N.J., was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. She’s been in remission for 5½ years, and at 18, she says she’s “so proud to be helping children with cancer through the arts” by singing in the new music video “I Am a Free Bird,” promoting the nonprofit A Free Bird. The organizati­on helps pediatric cancer patients attend shows, get arts tutoring and connect with grants and profession­als in their field of interest.

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Falyn at 12
With cancer survivor Pietra Braga Boll, 11 Falyn at 12
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