'Good to be alive'

Adams Central seventh-grader Seth Ostrander was
diagnosed with a brain tumor in September and will
undergo several surgeries to remove it completely.

Seth Ostrander heard the song on Labor Day. He had fallen asleep in the car on the way to the Nebraska State Fair in Grand Island, and when he awoke, it was on the radio.

"I really like this song," he told his parents.
He didn't know then what the song would mean just days later, how the lyrics would ring true.

He didn't know the recent headaches and fatigue had a frightening cause.

He didn't know he would be lying on an operating table while a surgeon removed an egg-sized tumor from his brain.

Today, the song by Christian artist Jason Gray is Seth's theme song: "I wanna live like there's no tomorrow; love like I'm on borrowed time.

"It's good to be alive."

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