For three decades, Marc Wright was a devoted firefighter who put his life on the line to save others. Sadly, he spent three years battling cancer before doctors discovered that it had spread to his liver, two lymph nodes, and into his lungs. While he was ill, he never lost his love for country music and was a huge fan of Garth Brooks.
The dedicated firefighter’s dying wish was to sing his favorite Garth Brooks’ song, “The Dance.” Surrounded by family and friends at his bedside, he requested to have a friend play the guitar while he sang the beloved tune. Wright poured his heart and soul into his performance, and just five days later he passed away.
The video went viral and captured the attention of Brooks himself. During a recent Facebook Live video session, Brooks said: “When you find a good voice for a good song, all of a sudden it takes on its own voice, and I’ve never heard ‘The Dance’ sung like this guy sings it.”