Jane Marczewski, aka Nightbirde, has become an inspirational icon on social media ever since her short stint on America’s Got Talent show.
The 30-year-old came into the spotlight after giving a sterling performance on season 16 of the show. Her sonorous voice attracted the audience and judges, while her smile and positive attitude enthralled them the most.
Since she announced her exit from AGT due to her deteriorating health., the singer has used her fame for the good of many, advocating for hope with her powerful words.
However, she mused on the adversity in the world around her in her latest social media post ahead of the season’s semi-finals.
Nightbirde’s Heart Warming Post
On her Instagram page, Nightbirde posted a picture of a beautiful flowered garden and captioned it with a tear-jerking poem.
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The poem’s words were, “Life is short, though I keep this from my children. Life is short, and I’ve shortened mine in a thousand delicious, ill-advised ways, a thousand deliciously ill-advised ways I’ll keep from my children.”
“The world is at least fifty percent terrible, and that’s a conservative estimate, though I keep this from my children. For every bird, there is a stone thrown at a bird.”
“For every loved child, a child is broken, bagged, sunk in a lake. Life is short and the world is at least half terrible, and for every kind stranger, there is one who would break you, though I keep this from my children.
“I am trying to sell them to the world. Any decent realtor, walking you through a real shithole, chirps on about good bones: This place could be beautiful, right? You could make this place beautiful.”
“Good Bones, A poem that wrecked me, written by @maggiesmithpoet,” she concluded.
The Ohio-born, who is also a songwriter, had her fans mulling over the post with several comments about how powerful the poem’s words embodied.
“Very powerful words. Hurtful truth. But I see you look beyond the broken. I see you look harder into that half that is good, not evil. And if we had more like you, less would be broken. Stay strong and positive dear friend. Thank you for giving us hope,” one fan commented.
Another wrote; “That’s why we need to be salt and light. Salt heals and preserves what is good. Light has no tolerance for the dark and brings life and hope. And sometimes, when we can’t be salt or light, it’s okay to let others be both for us.”
Nightbirde’s Cancer Ordeal
Growing up was tough for Marczewski, but she kept life’s challenges at bay by writing songs and maintaining a journal. However, her life took a sad detour when she was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer in September 2017.
Nightbirde proceeded to have chemotherapy and had to wait several months to know if she would survive the illness. At some point, it seemed she was winning against the illness, but she sadly suffered a relapse. According to the singer, the tumor metastasized to her lungs, liver, lymph nodes, ribs, and spine.
The doctors gave her six months to live as the survival chances for such progression were low. But by a stroke of good fortune, she was declared cancer-free in July 2020 and took to Twitter to spread the happy news.
Months after recovering, she auditioned on “America’s Got Talent” and made the judges emotional while performing her original song “It’s Ok.” She won Simon Cowell’s Golden Buzzer which sent her straight to the live shows after a magical performance during the second round of auditions.
Nightbirde Exits AGT
On August 2, 2021, the singer announced her voluntary exit from the competition as she suffered another relapse to cancer.
She made an emotional post on Instagram to disclose her decision. The post read; “Sharing my heart with the world on AGT has been an honor and a dream come true. My point of view this summer has been astounding. What a miracle that the pain I’ve walked through can be reworked into the beauty that makes people all over the world open their eyes wider.”
“Since my audition, my health has taken a turn for the worse and the fight with cancer is demanding all of my energy and attention. I am so sad to announce that I won’t be able to continue forward on this season of AGT.”
“Life doesn’t always give breaks to those that deserve it—but we knew that already. Thank you for all your support, it means the world to me. Stay with me, I’ll be better soon. I’m planning my future, not my legacy. Pretty beat up, but I’ve still got dreams.” She ended.