The Pleasant Lea Middle School Black and Gold Choir performed "Fight the Fight," a song written to assist R-7 student Jonas Borchert and his family, at performances Nov. 12 and 21. Jonas, currently a student at Lee’s Summit High School, attended Pleasant Lea Middle School and has been battling Ewing’s Sarcoma since 2011. After a period of remission, Jonas’ cancer has returned.
"Fight the Fight" was written by LSHS sophomore Jordan Hoffman (also a former PLMS student) at the request of Pleasant Lea Middle School music teacher Holly Dahn. Jordan was also recognized at the concerts.
All funds raised through digital sales of "Fight the Fight" will be used to assist the Borchert family. The song may be purchased through CD Baby, iTunes, Google Play or Amazon by searching for "Jordan Gabriella" or "Fight the Fight." You may also visit http://www.jordangabriella.com/singles/25-ftf for more information.
At the Nov. 21 performance, PLMS also hosted four elementary school choirs – Prairie View Elementary, Pleasant Lea Elementary, Woodland Elementary and Sunset Valley Elementary – as well as the LSHS Preludium Chamber Choir. To view a video of the PLMS choir performing "Fight the Fight," visit http://youtu.be/HWgg9dRrh2U.