When Fort Collins singer/songwriter Molly Taylor told Jamin that she’d be writing a Chase the Music song for him, he replied – “Don’t write a song for me, write for someone who’s really sick”. Molly took that as inspiration and wrote “Determined” a song not just for Jamin but also from him as a gift to those others…
Jamin’s a great kid. Full of live and love. Humble. Smart. Grateful. Determined. A great sense of humor. Unfortunately, at age 11, the doctors discovered that he had brain tumors. The tumors were impinging on nerves for sight and hearing. His prognosis was unknown.
In and out of brain surgeries, going through extensive chemotherapy, Jamin was as sick as you can get.
Composer: Molly Taylor
Performer: Molly Taylor
Premiere Event: Chase the Music into Spring
Fort Collins, Colorado, April 2017
You might be confused Don't know what to do If you're feelin' scared Look around you There are so many people In so many places Saying prayers for your family Prayers for patience Just look up Eyes straight ahead Take a deep breath in You are determined Oh you are determined You will be strong I know And you will never be alone You are determined Don't give up the fight Let that fire ignite Use what's deep within You won't be shaken You're not something that's broken Not defined by the pain Create your own sunshine As you dance in the rain You gotta grow through What you go through When live hurts Let me show you You are determined Oh you are determined Oh, you will be strong I know And you will never be alone You are determined Every day may not be good But there's good in every day Be thankful for your family Let them help you through the pain You can face the giants Because you you're not alone God gave you a purpose Yes he knows You are determined Oh you are determined I will be strong for you Because I need this too You are determined Oh you are determined You will be strong I know And you will never be alone You are determined Oh you are determined You will be strong I know And you will never be alone You are determined