Friends serenade sick Troy mother to brighten her day - DC News FOX 5 DC WTTG

Friends serenade sick Troy mother to brighten her day

Posted: Updated:
Lisa Nordhaus  (Credit: WJBK | myFOXDetroit.com) Lisa Nordhaus (Credit: WJBK | myFOXDetroit.com)
TROY, Mich. (WJBK) -

They walked silently in Troy near Rochester Road between Maple and Big Beaver. It was a surprise for a dear friend who is in the fight of her life. Carrying signs that read "We Love Lisa", the group gathered at the home of Brian and Lisa Nordhaus.

On the front lawn the chant began. After several minutes of "we love you Lisa!", Brian Nordhaus opened the door for his wife.

Lisa Nordhaus has been dealt a cruel blow. While carrying twins, she was diagnosed with liver cancer. Doctors delivered her babies three months early. They are now doing fine, but mom is still in pain.

Lisa had a liver transplant not long after the twins were delivered, but sadly her health is still declining. Her friends and family wondered how could they cheer Lisa up? How about a serenade on the front lawn?

Lisa Nordhaus was an active member singing with the Great Lakes Chorus, a ladies chorus affiliated with the Sweet Adelines. What better way to cheer Lisa up than to brighten her day with songs and smiles.

The idea was brilliant. Lisa said the pick-me-up was perfect.

"I've been just kind of by myself for quite awhile now upstairs and it's hard to get all your friends together at once or even just a little bit, and to have somebody put this all together and just tell me how much they love me is amazing."

"They did a fantastic job as always. They sang beautifully," Brian Nordhaus remarked.

Lisa told the key is to think positive and good things will happen.

"It's really hard not to be. I'm under 40. I have three little kids, and I can't give up for them or for anyone," she said. "My advice is just keep going."

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Governor Snyder files for reelection

    Governor Snyder files for reelection

    Thursday, April 17 2014 2:54 PM EDT2014-04-17 18:54:57 GMT
     Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has made his re-election bid official. How many signatures he collected and what he's fired up about tonight. 
     Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has made his re-election bid official. How many signatures he collected and what he's fired up about tonight. 
  • Auto company investing millions in Oakland County

    Auto company investing millions in Oakland County

    Thursday, April 17 2014 2:54 PM EDT2014-04-17 18:54:44 GMT
    An international automotive company is investing $15.3 million to expand its business in Oakland County, creating more than 100 full-time jobs.
    An international automotive company is investing $15.3 million to expand its business in Oakland County, creating more than 100 full-time jobs.
  • Snyder turns in signatures for re-election bid

    Snyder turns in signatures for re-election bid

    Thursday, April 17 2014 12:22 PM EDT2014-04-17 16:22:22 GMT
    Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has made his re-election bid official by turning in more than 26,000 signatures from all 83 counties to election officials.
    Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has made his re-election bid official by turning in more than 26,000 signatures from all 83 counties to election officials.
Powered by WorldNow

WTTG FOX 5 & myfoxdc
5151 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016
Main Number: (202) 244-5151
Newsroom: (202) 895-3000
fox5tips@wttg.com

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices