Country Crooner Jessie Chris Visits Kids in Ryan Seacrest Studios
Everyone's had a bad day, whether it's because you got a bad grade on a test or you sat in traffic for hours. I think it's safe to say that those "bad days" don't really compare to a day in the life of a child fighting for his/her life in the hospital. Last week, Boston Children's Hospital invited me to play in the Ryan Seacrest Studio, and as a country artist, I was honored to make music with these kids and maybe even lessen their bad days.
First of all, I would just like to mention how remarkable it is that Ryan donated brand new, state-of-the-art studios to several children's hospitals across the country to give the kids something fun to do (like playing disc jockey) while they are staying in the hospital. That gesture truly warms my heart. I would also like to mention the fact that the children's hospital does such a remarkable job trying to give the kids a home away from home. There are constant activities to help the children take their mind off of things.
Getting the chance to sing for and hang out with some of the kids at the hospital was truly a life-changing experience. These children are the bravest, most courageous kids I've ever seen. Little Lina, who was just 7 years old, came down to interview me. She is the future Diane Sawyer; I tell you! She was a natural behind the mic and asked some tough questions.
Lina and the rest of the kids inspired me to keep a positive attitude no matter what happens in life. They also reminded me how important it is to count your blessings. I will forever be grateful for this experience.
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