Firefighter battling cancer sings ‘The Dance’ to family from hospital bed


COLUMBIA, MO (FOX 46 WJZY) — A firefighter from Columbia, Missouri who has been battling cancer on and off for years sang a beautiful, heartfelt song to his family and friends Wednesday from his hospital bed. 

Marc Wright, 47, learned last summer that his cancer had come back for a fourth time, with more tumors in more places, after countless chemotherapy treatments. 

Wright, now in the hospital with possibly only days left to live, sang Garth Brooks’ song ‘The Dance’ to his family and friends from his hospital bed. 

Family and friends have been with Wright every step of the way. “He was an amazing man and as you can see had a beautiful voice,” his sister Michele Wright told FOX 46. 

Wright retired in Feb. 2017 from his 25-year career at the Columbia Missouri Fire Department. He also worked part-time on the ambulance at Boone Hospital. 

“To say yesterday was one of my toughest ever makes me want to cry all over again but then I see how many people love this wonderful man, makes my heart so full and I am so thankful,” Michele Wirght wrote on Facebook earlier this month. 

Cancer is the leading cause of death for firefighters, according to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

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