16-Year-Old With Cancer Helps Write ‘Warrior’ Song

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Published on 16 Oct 2020, 18:21
Mikari Tarpley, 16, is a warrior battling Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. When Mikari was 10, she starred in a touring production of Broadway's “The Lion King” as Young Nala. That’s where she met Syndee Winters, who was adult Nala. Syndee asked Mikari to help her complete a song, called “Warrior,” which she started as an anthem for her friend battling breast cancer. “Anytime I have those down moments, I kind of connect to that song,” Mikari told Inside Edition Digital’s Leigh Scheps.