Taylor Swift introduced “Ronan” to her set last night, a song that she’s only ever performed live once.
Amidst a crowd of eager fans, Taylor talked a bit about the story behind “Ronan”, making it a point to mention that Ronan’s mom was in the crowd that night.
“Ronan” tells the story of a little boy named Ronan who passed away in 2011 from neuroblastoma, a form of childhood cancer. Taylor came to know his story and his mom’s story and penned “Ronan” from those moments.
The song premiered in 2012 at the Stand Up 2 Cancer telethon and has never been played live since, until last night.
Taylor, whose own mom is now battling cancer, sang with power and emotion in memory of Ronan.
Check out the full performance:
(Image: The Ronan Thompson Foundation)