When we visit a hospital, we usually see how nurses treat their patients. Some are really nice, but some can be very cruel, especially to the elderly.
Jared Axen is commonly referred to as the “Angel sent from Heaven” by his patients at the Valencia Hospital. Jared is unlike any other nurse you’ve seen.
He doesn’t take the traditional route to comfort his patients. He sings beautiful songs to them and this is how he connects with them on a more personal level.
On his blog, Jared writes, “hospice is not about giving up. It is about making those final months, weeks, days, and hours, the most meaningful.”
When they asked him how did he become “The Singing Nurse”, Jared answered beautifully:
When people ask me what I do, I tell them I’m a musician or an artist, but I work as a nurse. One day, I started singing to my patients. It’s just what I do—sing. A few patients told the news about it. The rest is history. I was on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. I’ve been on Good Morning America. I’ve been on the television show The Doctors. I’ve been interviewed all over America. But I’ve been singing to patients since 2007—long before the media and television found about it. The first time I sang to a patient, I was in college. The patient had just received her cancer diagnosis. I came in singing as I brought her medication. She had been so sad but started smiling right away. That was the moment I knew my singing was therapeutic. Nursing starts at the doorframe.
Watch an incredible moment in this video, which went viral, racking up more than seven million views. She made her cry, which…. made me cry:
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