"Christmas Eve In Washington" Singer Battles Stage 4 Cancer

Photo: Maura Sullivan's GoFundMe Page

This December 24th is sure to be much different than previous holidays for Maura Sullivan, co-writer and singer of "Christmas Eve In Washington." 

“I ha[ve] stage 4 colon cancer that had spread to my liver, and it was, everything slows and became surreal,” she said exclusively to NBC4 Washington. The diagnosis came just a few weeks ago prior to Thanksgiving when she went to the doctor's office for pain in her leg. 

Her friends created a GoFundMe page to help cover hospital expenses, as her insurance was voided. 

"Christmas Eve In Washington" has become a staple for the holiday season in the DMV as Sullivan sings of "the hush on the Ches'peake Bay" and "a star on the Capitol Dome" in America's hometown. 

The song was written alongside former WMZQ host, Jim London, in 1982 in just 20 minutes as a "thank you" to the listeners, who would often call in with song suggestions themselves. 

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