As “Good Morning America” closed out their first week dedicated to Breast Cancer Awareness, Anita Cochran took her fight to the show to perform the song she wrote in the midst of her own cancer battle, “Fight Like a Girl.”
Best known for her number one hit “What If I Said,” a duet with Steve Wariner, Anita was diagnosed with triple positive, invasive carcinoma breast cancer in August 2017 and endured aggressive chemotherapy treatments.
“I got really sick after my last chemo round,” Anita told Robin Roberts. “I almost gave up. I almost called my doctor to say I can’t finish the chemos but I started feeling a little bit better and I said, ‘I gotta live. I gotta do what I gotta do to live.’ So I continued on and I finished my last chemo on Sept. 19 almost two weeks ago.”
While Anita was in the fight for her life, she was inspired to write a song about her ordeal to help others going through a similar journey.
“I was inspired to write this because I wanted to inspire everybody else to fight like a girl,” she added. “Keep fighting. We got to fight everyday, we got to stay in training everyday for this.”
Anita was also inspired to give back to those who helped her along the way. Earlier this week, the Michigan native announced the launch of her charity The Love Anchors Fund to help raise funds and support for breast cancer and other charities and causes she feels are in need. If you’d like to help, you can donate to The Love Anchors Fund here.
Cancer free since July 2018, after undergoing a double mastectomy, Anita finished her final chemotherapy treatment on Sept. 19. The proceeds from her single, “Fight Like a Girl,” will be donated to Breast Cancer Research Foundation for the week following her performance. “Fight Like a Girl” is available for purchase now.
If you would like to help Anita, you can check out her gofundme page to donate.