Houston born singer-songwriter, Christian Spear, was diagnosed with leukemia on her fourth birthday and was admitted to Texas Children's Hospital. After four years of intense chemotherapy treatments, Christian went into remission at the age of eight and is now a long-term cancer survivor.
Christian began singing at a very young age, and started writing her own lyrics when she was twelve. At sixteen, she auditioned for Season 9 of American Idol where she went on to "Hollywood Week" and earned a Top 50 spot out of 13,000 contestants. Soon after being sent home to Houston, Christian learned of Purple Songs Can Fly while performing her original songs in the Cancer Center at Texas Children's. After meeting Anita Kruse for the first time, Christian wrote her very own Purple Song, "If I Didn't Have You".
Christian attended LSU where she majored in Human Resources Education & Leadership Development. Shortly before completing her junior year, Christian was offered the opportunity to spend one year at Texas Children's Hospital with Purple Songs Can Fly as its first full-time songwriting fellow.