12-year-old cancer survivor makes Carnegie Hall debut

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Monday, November 27, 2017
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A 12-year-old cancer survivor made his Carnegie Hall debut.

MIDTOWN, Manhattan -- It's the age-old question: How do you get to Carnegie Hall?

But for one special 12-year-old, the answer was more than just practice. First, he had to beat cancer.

Daniel Colaner made his Carnegie Hall debut Sunday night.

The Ohio native was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma when he was an infant.

At one point, he was given a 25 percent chance to live.

But he used the piano as part of his treatment.

"I never imagined getting here," he said.

Daniel has been in remission for more than a decade.

He also plays the organ. He has one in his home that he built himself.


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