A 13-year-old America’s Got Talent contestant from Arizona revealed during her audition the painful battle her beloved father was up against. Evie Clair shared with the judges and audience members her love for her dad Amos Abplanalp and her mission to make him proud in his final days.
“About a year ago, my dad was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer,” Evie said tearfully. “They gave him a five  percent chance to live…so tonight, I’m here to sing for him.”
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During an emotional performance of the song “Arms,” Evie left the judges and audience members speechless. The talented teen then advanced to the next round.
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Oh, where to start… I will never meet a greater man than this person right here. He is so strong and never ceases to amaze me with his strength to endure trial. Our family has become very familiar with that word. Trial. Nowadays, almost everyday is considered as a "rough day", but the man I am lucky enough to call my dad, seems to hold it all together. I'm so grateful for a father who loves and supports me. I love you, Daddy. Happy Father's Day!
Evie would often sing the song to her dad during tough times. She considers herself incredibly lucky to have had such a supportive and loving father.
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She included her dad every step of the way and he was thrilled for her accomplishments. Sadly, he passed away before she advanced to the finals.