Sydney Archdiocese REPORT:
23 Sep 2011
A school teacher, who desperately wants to be a singer, stunned the X-Factor television audience - and the judges - with her beautiful rendition of the hit song "Because of You" but it was more her pro-life testimony which caused the hush over the studio.
Pamela Cook told how she was diagnosed with breast cancer last year while being 16-weeks pregnant.
"The doctors encouraged me to terminate the pregnancy while I had some pretty heavy chemotherapy," Pamela said
"But that simply wasn't an option for me."
Pamela had the treatment and her baby which was delivered nine weeks early.
Now both mum and baby are doing well and Pamela has decided life is about doing what you really want to do and achieving those goals.
For her that means singing - and hopefully going as far as she can on X-Factor.
When Pamela sang the Kelly Clarkson song the audience and judges, including Guy Sebastian, were mesmerised.
That is until Pamela stopped and the studio erupted in applause.
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