“Maybe my journey can help people. I feel like a new purpose has been added to my life.”
When ACM and CMA nominated country artist, Anita Cochran, was diagnosed with triple positive breast cancer in August of 2017, she had no idea how tough the road ahead would be.
After her first round of chemotherapy sent her into the hospital, her doctor quickly took her off the road for the rest of the year because she would be unable to tour due to the effects of the cancer treatments, Cochran turned to her songwriting as a creative outlet and form of musical therapy. The result is her latest single titled, “Fight Like A Girl” which carries a message of strength and determination in the face of incredible challenge. “Because I’m a fighter, I’m a survivor, you ain’t gonna change my world” Cochran sings in the powerful anthem. The words are inspiring not just to those battling cancer, but to men and women alike who are facing their own personal trials.
“My story is about my battle with breast cancer,” Cochran says, “but there are so many people out there who are trying to push past barriers and that’s what this song is about. Everyone is battling something. It’s for all of us. I hope it can help give strength and encouragement. Cochran’s battle has inspired her to get involved in the fight against breast cancer by bringing awareness to the disease and educating others. Giving back has always been of paramount
importance to Cochran from the very beginning, so she knew she wanted to share her story. In her blog, titled “Journey to Healing,” she gives candid insight about her treatments and
provides support and educational information for people experiencing a similar challenge. Cochran also created a visually stunning video for “Fight Like A Girl” that has already garnered critical acclaim. The video recently won “Best Music Video” at the Creation International Film Festival 2018.