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Patients and staff from Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock mustered the courage to perform Katy Perry’s “Roar” — the video of which has gone viral, garnering nearly 3 million views since it was posted to YouTube Oct. 21.

“The excited smiles in the hospital have been contagious and BEAUTIFUL (sic) to see,” says a message on the ChaD Hero website, created in response to the increasing popularity of the video and its cast.

“This video brought a sense of power to these children who are faced with illness, but aren’t giving up.”

Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock is a New Hampshire-based non-profit healthcare organization that serves communities throughout New England.

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