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Mother's song to Upstate baby battling terminal illness goes viral

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Abby sings to baby Lincoln (Source: Duke Cancer Institute) Abby sings to baby Lincoln (Source: Duke Cancer Institute)
PENDLETON, SC (FOX Carolina) -

A video of an Upstate mother singing to her son is going viral after it was posted by the Duke Cancer Institute.

In March, the Duke Cancer Institute posted to Facebook saying they heard a sound like "the voice of an angel" and found Abigail Tanner at a piano. Tanner was at Duke for a neurology appointment and was moved to serenade her infant son, Lincoln.

At only 1 year old, Lincoln is battling a very rare, terminal form of epilepsy called Malignant Migrating Partial Seizures of Infancy (MMPSI).

The video of Tanner singing Loren Allred's "Never Enough" to Lincoln has received hundreds of thousands of views and reactions.

Tanner says, "I had a moment without all the other kids. I just had Lincoln, and so yeah, you know it was just a sacred moment between Lincoln and I just signing a little song from a movie I love."

That song was titled "Never Enough", and it wasn't until the video gained viral traction that Tanner says she thought hard about the words she was singing.
"I thought about it in the context of Lincoln and what it may be like to lose him and what those lyrics mean you know like having a world stage wouldn't mean anything at all even if it was my dream to sing like that which it is, it wouldn't matter if we didn't have Lincoln," explains Tanner.

She says it wasn't until after she was finished singing she looked up into the balconies and noticed a crowd of people on the floors above, clapping and smiling.

Since then, both Abigail and Lincoln have gained a few new followers online, and a ton of support.
Tanner tells us, "Some people have been so sweet we've had some ladies reach out and say you just got yourself a new prayer warrior."


FOX Carolina is sitting down with Tanner for more details about Lincoln's journey.

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