Okay, I need those with creative minds to help me. My 5 year old son James has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. This year, we organised The Tour Duchenne, a 1000km bicycle ride from Sydney-Melbourne in Australia and raised almost $800,000 for research into a cure for the disease. Now we are organising The Tour Duchenne again for sept 2010 & we're currently building the new webpage & trying to get riders on board. So I am doing a photostory showing boys with duchenne, briefly explaining the disease, showing pics of some of the boys/girls I know with the disease, and interspersing this with pics of the riders (struggling with the ride, doing it touch climbing hill after hill) from this year's ride. So I need a song to accompany the story. It has to be powerful, not cheerful, and be about hope & challenges & receiving help from others. Nothing about dying, we need to keep the hope up that a cure will be found and my son (and all your sons/daughters) will actually live to be adults. It needs to hit people's hearts and hip pockets. Anyone got any ideas? All ideas will be considered.

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How about The Climb by Miley Cyrus. It doesn't really address obtaining help from others, but it has a great message about meeting obstacles. Here are the lyrics:

The Climb lyrics
Songwriters: Alexander, J; Mabe, J;
I can almost see it
That dream I am dreaming
But there's a voice inside my head saying
"You'll never reach it"

Every step I'm taking
Every move I make feels
Lost with no direction
My faith is shaking

But I gotta keep trying
Gotta keep my head held high

There's always gonna be another mountain
I'm always gonna wanna make it move
Always gonna be a uphill battle
Sometimes I'm gonna have to lose

Ain't about how fast I get there
Ain't about what's waiting on the other side
It's the climb

The struggles I'm facing
The chances I'm taking
Sometimes might knock me down
But no, I'm not breaking

I may not know it
But these are the moments that
I'm gonna remember most, yeah
Just gotta keep going

And I, I got to be strong
Just keep pushing on

'Cause there's always gonna be another mountain
I'm always gonna wanna make it move
Always gonna be a uphill battle
Sometimes I'm gonna have to lose

Ain't about how fast I get there
Ain't about what's waiting on the other side
It's the climb, yeah!

There's always gonna be another mountain
I'm always gonna wanna make it move
Always gonna be an uphill battle
Somebody's gonna have to lose

Ain't about how fast I get there
Ain't about what's waiting on the other side
It's the climb, yeah!

Keep on moving, keep climbing
Keep the faith, baby
It's all about, it's all about the climb
Keep the faith, keep your faith, whoa
Veronica, it's so funny that you have suggested this song! Last night was the final of The X Factor (a British TV show with Simon Cowell similar to American Idol) and the winner has just recorded this song and released it today!! I mentioned to my husband Julian that this song might be inspirational enough to use for the photostory. I never realised it was a Miley Cyrus song though. THanks for this!
How about "What Faith Can Do" By Kutless

Everybody falls sometimes
Gotta find the strength to rise
From the ashes and make a new beginning
Anyone can feel the ache
You think it’s more than you can take
But you are stronger, stronger than you know
Don’t you give up now
The sun will soon be shining
You gotta face the clouds
To find the silver lining

I’ve seen dreams that move the mountains
Hope that doesn’t ever end
Even when the sky is falling
And I’ve seen miracles just happen
Silent prayers get answered
Broken hearts become brand new
That’s what faith can do

It doesn’t matter what you’ve heard
Impossible is not a word
It’s just a reason for someone not to try
Everybody’s scared to death
When they decide to take that step
Out on the water
It’ll be alright
Life is so much more
Than just what your eyes are seeing
You will find your way
If you keep believing

I’ve seen dreams that move the mountains
Hope that doesn’t ever end
Even when the sky is falling
And I’ve seen miracles just happen
Silent prayers get answered
Broken hearts become brand new
That’s what faith can do

Overcome the odds
You do have a chance
(That’s what faith can do)
When the world says you can’t
It’ll tell you that you can!

I’ve seen dreams that move the mountains
Hope that doesn’t ever end
Even when the sky is falling
And I’ve seen miracles just happen
Silent prayers get answered
Broken hearts become brand new
That’s what faith can do
Even if you fall sometimes
You will have the strength to rise
Here is the You tube link to the song, it's a personal favorite of mine!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qreCMPcUjEc

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