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A Letter To The Hospital Blessing

A thank you to people who make gloomy hospital stays better.

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A Letter To The Hospital Blessing

Hospitals have good intentions, housing various patients until their ails disappear or they can be allocated to another care facility. Yet, being sick and away from home can be upsetting and uncomfortable for many people. While hospitals have good intentions, the stays aren't necessarily the greatest experiences on earth. Things such as flowers, cards, and visits from loved ones can ease the pains of a hospital stay.

My aunt is currently sick in the hospital. My family and I visited her, we brought her flowers and a card. Both of the gifts brought her great joy in this difficult time of her life. Furthermore, while we were visiting her, there was this band in the hospital. The band itself was compromised of a guitarist, a keyboardist, and three singers. They would migrate from hospital-room to room playing sweet melodies to the patients. When they played for her, I saw how much she loved it. It was a sweet surprise in the haze of treatments.

The band that played for her was a group of volunteer medical students. They said they tried to play music for the patients about once a month. I don't know their names but they helped make my aunt's hospital stay a little brighter and for that I'm grateful. They make a difference in so many patients lives by bringing them the gift of music and allowing it to create a beacon of light in an otherwise dark time in their lives.

Thank you to anyone who has ever volunteered at a hospital. Thank you to the nurses and doctors within the medical system. Thank you to the band who brightened my aunt's day. You make the world a better place despite all of the darkness sickness brings us.

You are very much appreciated.

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