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SFA student planning benefit concert to raise donations for mom's cancer treatment

Ally Fuller is preparing a concert with other East Texas musicians to benefit cancer research and donations for her mother’s treatment. (Source: KTRE Staff) Ally Fuller is preparing a concert with other East Texas musicians to benefit cancer research and donations for her mother’s treatment. (Source: KTRE Staff)
Songs  Ally Fuller has written have taken on a new meaning since her mother’s illness. (Source: KTRE Staff) Songs Ally Fuller has written have taken on a new meaning since her mother’s illness. (Source: KTRE Staff)
The SFA student will perform with a band. Dancing and food will create more enjoyment on March 25. (Source: KTRE Staff) The SFA student will perform with a band. Dancing and food will create more enjoyment on March 25. (Source: KTRE Staff)
NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) -

A Nacogdoches teen is using her gift of song to produce a benefit concert for her mother. In addition, money raised will go toward cancer research. 

Ally Fuller wrote a song a couple years back she titled, “I'll Be Your Hero” Today when she sings, it the words take on different meaning and purpose. They are sung for her mother, Tiffany Kovar. 

The 40-year-old single mom of three beautiful girls is being treated for Stage 3 breast cancer. 

"Music is incredibly applicable to so many different situations,” Fuller said. “To me the best song is a song that has one meaning to me, but with someone else, it can have a different meaning for them and work well for them, too."

It’s Ally's goal as she prepares a free, donations-only concert for cancer research, and if designated, by the donor for her mother's medical expenses. The event is called, My Hero Needs Heroes.

"My mom is showing me every day through this that not all heroes wear capes, and that's not even just her, that's just not the people going through it, but also their families."

Ally said at age 14 she was performing and writing at a major Los Angeles recording studio.

Opportunities to hit the concert road were presented, but the teen made an agonizing, but mature decision to study music at Stephen F. Austin State University. Under the current circumstances, she's so glad to be near her family. Her mother will have a front row seat.

"She will be, and I'm very excited and thankful for that,” Fuller said. “She's very eager to get to enjoy and be around."

Ally's mom underwent surgery this week and is recovering well. 

The My Hero Needs Heroes concert is March 25th at 7:30 p.m. at the Badder's Barn in Central Heights. You can get all the details about the donations-only concert at the Ally Fuller Facebook page or look up My Hero Needs Heroes on Facebook or Instagram.

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