Tribute Song Honors Passing Of Son Of Delilah
March 12, 2013 at 6:01 AM (PT)
Syndicated radio host DELILAH, who lost her adopted son SAMMY one year ago this week after a long battle with sickle-cell anemia, has spent the past year working towards building a village for other orphaned African children through her humanitarian organization, POINT HOPE, INC.
SAMMY'S PLACE, a home for children with long-term chronic illnesses including sickle-cell and HIV/AIDS, will be built at POINT HOPE VILLAGE in the west African country of GHANA. The village will consist of homes, schools, shops, and training centers and will be a refuge for rescued children and many others like SAMMY who have been left with little other options for food, housing and a place to be cared for and loved.
In honor of SAMMY's passing, DELILAH and POINT HOPE are hoping that a new song called "You Lived" will bring attention to the work of POINT HOPE and POINT HOPE GHANA. The song, recorded by singer JESSIE FUNK and a team of musicians and songwriters in NASHVILLE as a gift to DELILAH and POINT HOPE, speaks of SAMMY's fear as an orphan that "no one would even know that I lived," which he verbalized to DELILAH shortly after his adoption was finalized. The phrase "I Know SAMMY Lived" became the cornerstone of DELILAH's mission to keep his memory alive.
Said DELILAH, "If you have lost a loved one, I pray that it speaks to your heart as it did to mine."
Watch "You Lived" here.